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French Bisque Automaton"Little Girl with Fan and Puff" by Lambert

Lot Number: 
150
20" (51 cm.) Standing upon a fabric covered platform which contains mechanism,is a bisque-headed girl with blue glass paperweight inset eyes,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,accented nostrils,closed mouth,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,carton torso and legs,bisque forearms,wearing blue silk and lace dress of antique fabrics,antique undergarments,socks,shoes,and bonnet,and holding antique powder pull in one hand and silk and bone folding fan in the other. When wound,music plays,she turns and nods her head,and alternately lifts the powder puff and fan. Condition: generally excellent,music and motion function well. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 4 (head) (early Lambert key is attached). Comments: Leopold Lambert,circa 1888. Value Points: charming action and music is enhanced by beautiful presentation of the doll.
Realized Price: 
$3,500
Presale Estimate: 
4000/6000