If looks made a sound, this guy would r-o-a-r! Standing on his four wooden feet this rare, beautiful, warm honey brown, rabbit fur-covered, French antique automaton bear measures about, 9 1/2 long and almost 7 high, with original dark brown glass eyes, both ears, black molded nose, (small metal tail) original wire muzzle and chain.He has an opening and closing long moving mouth with tongue and teeth. His head also moves from side to side and each of his moving legs have their original, carved wooden black feet with claws (one back foot needs claws). All functions seems to move when prodded with the original RARE key present to test.
And due to the toy's age he probably requires a little cleaning to function properly. He has a small area of worn fur on his back which would be normal for such a fantastic toy but doesn't affect his appearance. Bears in last photos are NOT included.
These marvelous wind-up bears rarely come up for sale and he is quite special. Please note: nearly all of our items are antique or vintage (usually with some signs of wear due to usage and previous storage). We do our very best to describe and photograph them for you and do not repair, restring, repaint or enhance them in any way as most collectors prefer to find them in their original state. Please use the zoom feature on our photos as they are an important part of the description and there is no return.
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The item "RARE antique French Roullet et Decamps, Automaton bear, moving head, mouth, feet" is in sale since Wednesday, January 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Other Vintage & Antique Toys". The seller is "mitsu-dog" and is located in Sparta, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Russian federation.