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French Musical Automaton "Little Girl with Fan and Flowers" by Leopold Lambert

Lot Number: 
44
18" (46 cm.) Standing upon a velvet covered wooden base is a bisque head bebe with blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, lushly-painted lashes, rose-blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, bisque forearms. When wound, the doll turns its head side to side and then nods, while alternately fanning herself, and sniffing the nosegay of flowers which she holds; all the while music plays. Condition: generally excellent, music and mechanism function well. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 4 (head). Comments: Leopold Lambert, circa 1890. Value Points: beautiful doll wears fine original silk and lace costume, carries hand-painted bone fan and silk flowers.
Realized Price: 
$3,600
Presale Estimate: 
5000/8000