China Doll Music Box Automata

China Doll Music Box Automata

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Description (Brief)

This music box was made by an unknown maker. The doll was made by Jumeau in Paris, France, around 1880-1890. It is a music box automata comprised of a costumed china doll on a music box base, covered with a glass dome. This music box has 1 tune. The movement is wound by a key. The doll is stamped:


(stamped on the key):


Currently not on view
Object Name
music box
date made
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
ceramic (overall material)
fabric (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 25 in x 12 1/2 in; 63.5 cm x 31.75 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Pauline Fields
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Family & Social Life
Mechanical Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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