39 . French Bisque Musical Automaton "Pastry Chef with Surprise" by Leopold Lambert with Rare 203 Art Character Face
10" (25 cm.) doll. 11"l. trunk. Wax head with strong characterization, little black bead eyes, parted lips with tiny teeth, inserted hair and beard, on wooden body with dowel-articulation at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, wearing original silk robe. Condition: nose wear, otherwise excellent. Comments: early 1800s. Value Points: preserved in an early wooden trunk with transfer-stamped paper cover, and with interior lining of old newspapers (1792 date visible on one).