Articulated rare doll, XVIII century

Rare doll completely articulated in carved wood having preserved its polychromy and its clothes in damask silk, gold lace and velvet.
Model dolls in the sixteenth century were nicknamed
“Pandora”, different from the great Neapolitan santons or capipotes.

18th century

 

Rare Virgin and Child, 16th century

Rare articulated Virgin and Child in carved fruit wood with remains of gilding and polychromy, addition of metal and canvas elements, hollow back.
Northern Italy, Liguria,
16th century

Incredible ventriloquist, 19th century

This conjurer’s automaton was probably a boutique model. wood and papier-mâché, glass eyes, original collar and bow tie, mechanisms in perfect working order,
19th century,
Italy