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14 1/2" ( 37cm ) French wind up mechanical doll, circa WWI- early 1920's, by Roullet and Decamps, sometimes known to collectors as " Fifi O'Toole ". Drawing somewhat from the French street urchin cartoon characters " Rin Tin Tin " and " Nenette " by artist " Poulbot ", there is also a male counterpart to the " Fifi O'Toole " mechanical. This example has a composition head with glass inset eyes, human hair wig and dressed in a shocking pink and lace dress with matching mop cap and carrying a red headed baby. When wound the doll moves from side to side and moves her head in an alternating motion. The colors are as bright as we have ever seen and the entire piece is in close to mint condition. ( Often when found, the baby is missing. ) SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

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