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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Marquis Automaton with ; Dolls Reach for the Stars!

Below is a fantastic automaton from the Upcoming Interlude Marquis Auction.  This young man is dear to me, because my family belongs to our local Popular Astronomy Club and is very active.  I've written articles for our local paper on Falling Meteorites and Maria Mitchell and the Solar Eclipse, and we're as much about our telescopes as we are about our dolls.  This remarkable figure is on our future wishlist for Dr.E's Doll Museum, and we hope he goes to a home of kindred spirits, and that they and he will never stop reaching for the stars!  Ah, fly me to the moon!!!!!

French Automaton "Marquis with Telescope" by Roullet et Decamps 8000/12,000

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French Automaton "Marquis with Telescope" by Roullet et Decamps 8000/12,000
Courtesy, Theriault's

  Lot #38  (Sale Order: 38 of 306)  

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24" (61 cm.) Standing upon a velvet covered platform is a gentleman with bisque portrait head, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brushstroked brows, shaded nostrils, slightly-parted outlined lips, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, bisque forearms, with cigarette holder in his right hand, and a gilt-tipped wooden telescope in his left hand. Condition: generally excellent, smoking tubing needs restoration. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau SGDG 7 (head). Comments: Roullet et Decamps, circa 1890. When wound, the gentleman alternately lifts cigarette holder to his mouth, and then, turning his head, lifts telescope to his eye. Value Points: rare model with regal presence, the Marquis is wearing a superb gold silk and black woolen costume with elaborate gold metallic embroidery, tricorn hat, tasseled shoes.

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This item is part of Interlude - Marquis Auction of Dolls and Automata
 Saturday, Mar 11, 2017 | 11:00 AM  Eastern

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