French Musical Automaton doll rare



2015-07-06 14:18:23

This French musical automaton known as 'The Smoking Turk' and created by Leopold Lambert is expected to fetch between $35,000 and 48,000 in the 'Through the Looking Glass' auction at Theriaults this July. The all original doll is extremely rare and very hard to find and is the perfect example of the 19th century French fascination with the exotic features of Eastern culture.
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2015-07-06 14:18:24

I find automatons both fascinating and frightening. There's no doubt they are a marvel to behold!

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