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19thC German Automaton Pull Toy Bisque Head Clown on Cart w/ Paperweight Eyes
This wonderful automaton pull toy is formed by a clown holding bells and standing upon a four wheeled cart. The clown is decorated with a white bisque head with light orange hair, blue paperweight eyes, and blue designs on his face and ears. He has wooden legs, arms, and a spindle type body. He is dressed in a ravishing three piece hand stitched outfit and holds some bells, two of which are decorated with blue jewels. When you pull the cart the clown moves his arms to ring the bells. It dates from the late 19th Century and measures approximately 12 + 1/8 inches in overall height (including the cart), 4 + ¼ inches wide across the cart, and 8 + 7/8 inches long from the back of the cart to the front of the clowns left hand. It does work and is in excellent un-restored condition with the exception of age appropriate wear to the clown and his clothing including some wood loss on his left foot , as can be seen in the photos. His head is in excellent condition free from chips or cracks. The paint on the cart is flaking off, as can be seen in the photos. We understand the desire to see dolls in their entirety and we always try to show all. In some cases in order to preserve the doll we can not and will not remove the clothing, as it would need to be cut off or could damage the doll. If the doll you are viewing is not completely nude then this is the case. Thank you for your understanding.
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