39 . French Bisque Musical Automaton "Pastry Chef with Surprise" by Leopold Lambert with Rare 203 Art Character Face
27" (69 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve blushed eyeshadow, widely-arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, well-shaped lips with shaded and outlined detail, separately modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid shapely poupee body with gusset-jointing at elbows. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Jumeau, circa 1875. Value Points: beautiful face is enhanced by finest bisque and artistic painting of features, original wig, pate, body, and wearing original couturier gown with elaborate drapes, ruching and lace trim.