This very rare doll from the early nineteenth century demonstrates a very innovative design for its day: a spoked wheel of legs which allow the doll to ‘walk’ when it is pushed across the floor. The doll would have originally been costumed in a long dress to hide the leg mechanism, so only two walking feet would have shown at a time.
LOUIS MARX & Co. CHARLESTON TRIO 1921 TIN LITHO WIND UP JIGGER TOY RARE VERSION
Ventriloquist's Dummy, early 20th century, carved and painted wooden head, mounted on a removable turned handle, with glass eyes, jointed jaw with kid leather covered chin, wood frame body, wearing a child's cotton sailor suit, jersey gloves, and leather shoes, (hair loss, minor joinery separation), ht. approx. 37 in.