39 . French Bisque Musical Automaton "Pastry Chef with Surprise" by Leopold Lambert with Rare 203 Art Character Face
20" (51 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with modeled bosom and shoulderblades, amber brown complexion, rich brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted black lashes, rose eye shadow, brushstroked brows with feathered detail, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, defined tongue tip, pierced ears, dark brunette hand-tied human-hair wig over cork pate, slender tinted bebe body with scalloped edge collarette, kid-over-wooden upper arms, amber-brown bisque forearms, Chevrot hinged legs, amber-tinted wooden lower legs. Condition: generally excellent, one finger has invisible restoration. Marks: Bru Jne 9 (head and shoulders) (Bebe Bru SGDG original paper label on torso). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, Chevrot epoch, circa 1888. Value Points: very rare flawless amber brown complexion and complementary painting of features, original very sturdy body, antique festival costume including jewelry, red kidskin shoes incised C.C.