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Lot: 1. The Beautiful French Musical Automaton "Bebe Ombrelle" by Leopold Lambert

20" (51 cm.) Standing upon a patterned-gold velvet-covered wooden base is a bisque-headed girl with blue glass paperweight eyes,beautifully painted features,closed mouth,pierced ears,long flowing blonde mohair wig,carton torso and legs,bisque forearms. The little girl is holding a butterfly net in one hand and a wooden-handled parasol in the other. She wears a frail silk and lace dress with ribbon trim and straw bonnet. Movements and Music. She turns her head side-to-side and nods,alternately delicately lifting the parasol,and then swiftly dropping the net as though to capture a butterfly that has been roused by the breeze of the parasol. One tune is played,La Grosse Caisse,according to original paper tune label on the base. The movements and music function well,depicting the Parisian's love of nature,albeit the doll appears in fantasy luxury costuming more suitable for the salon than for the garden. Leopold Lambert,circa 1890,the doll appeared in the Lambert catalog named Bebe Ombrelle,#36. The doll head was commissioned from Emile Jumeau and is marked "Tˆte Jumeau Bte SGDG 4".

Realized Price: 5000

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