39 . French Bisque Musical Automaton "Pastry Chef with Surprise" by Leopold Lambert with Rare 203 Art Character Face
14" (36 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead with light pink tinted complexion, black sculpted hair tight to scalp with enhancing feathered details around the face, brilliant painted cobalt blue eyes, black upper eyeliner, painted all-around lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line, French kid hand-stitched poupee body with shapely waist, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent, body original and especially sturdy. Comments: French, attributed to early dolls by Gaultier, circa 1860. Value Points: rare model with beautiful painting, sturdy original body, antique blue woolen gown, undergarments, leather slippers.