This is one of the most spectacular automatons I have yet to see. A beautiful collaboration between Leopold Lambert and the Jumeau firm. After all of these years, it works beautifully. Everything is original to both dolls. Their Costumes are in excellent shape, however the base of the automaton and the table top show the wear of the years vis-à-vis the worn areas of the velvet nap, giving it a deserved patina of time it has endured. ￼The music is crisp and the movements are elegant and crisp as well! I am struck by the beauty of both dolls. The lovely teacher is proud of her little student as she dances about the table and she fondly observes her through her lorgnette. The tiny dancer has the most ethereal beauty for such a petite little thing!. Glass eyes, a demure expression and original wee blonde wig.
This incredible item initially sold almost 20 years ago for $20,000. We are now offering this beautifully maintained and priceless piece at a more attainable price. Be sure to watch the video! Terms Offered at listed price. Offers considered for outright purchase.
Overall height is 20”
Base is 12” x 8”
Dolls are 16” and 11”