39 . French Bisque Musical Automaton "Pastry Chef with Surprise" by Leopold Lambert with Rare 203 Art Character Face
28" (71 cm.) Bisque socket head with slender elongated facial modeling of lady, brown glass "flirty" eyes, dark eyeliner, heavily-modeled eyelids, mohair lashes, painted curly lashes, slightly-modeled brushstroked brows with feathered details, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth modeled as though open in a dimpled smiling expression, row of painted teeth, well-modeled unpierced ears, auburn mohair extended-length wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, wearing antique costume with undergarments and kidskin shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1388 Germany Simon & Halbig S&H 12. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1910. Value Points: extremely rare model, whose rarity is rivaled by her exceptional quality of sculpting, bisque and painting of nearly-lifelike features, fine antique wig, original body and body finish. Ex-personal collection of Richard Wright from whose estate auction the doll was acquired by Margaret Lumia.