French Bisque Automaton "Little Girl with Parasol" by Leopold Lambert

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19" (48 cm.) Standing upon a velvet-covered wooden box is a bisque-head doll with blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, carton torso and legs, bisque hands, holding a lace-covered parasol in one hand and flowers in the other. When wound, she turns her head and nods, and lifts the parasol up and down, then alternately extends the flowers. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism and music function well. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau (head) L.B. (key), (music tune label on base albeit illegible). Comments: Leopold Lambert, circa 1890. Value Points: very pretty child with charming activity, dress appears original albeit faded.
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