A Fancy or Catherinette's Bibi Dragonfly - France Circa 1900-1940
First third of the 20th century
A Fancy or catherinette's Bibi representing a dragonfly head with its wings! Structure in copper, gold and black painted paper mâché, with half-spheres glued on for the eyes. Wings with a wire frame applied with painted cotton gauze. Naturally fragile collector's item (several gaps in the wings), it shows the patina of time. Average condition of colour and conservation.
Dimensions: head size 49 cm, diameter 21 cm, length of the wings 19 cm.
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