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French Musical Automaton "Marquise with Lorgnette" by Leopold Lambert

Lot Number: 
169
18" (46 cm.) Standing upon a velvet covered platform is a bisque-head doll with blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brush-stroked brows, closed mouth, pierced ears, white-blonde mohair wig, carton torso and legs, bisque forearms, wearing silk Marquise fashioned costume in the 18th century style; holding lorgnette in her hand. When wound, she turns her head side to side, nods, then lifts her borgnette to her eyes, while music plays. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG (head) L.B, (key). Comments: Lambert, circa 1890. Value Points: lovely lady with elegant movements, the automaton has original paper tune label.
Realized Price: 
$6,250
Presale Estimate: 
4500/6500