39 . French Bisque Musical Automaton "Pastry Chef with Surprise" by Leopold Lambert with Rare 203 Art Character Face
16" (41 cm.) Porcelain shoulder head with rounded facial modeling, painted blue eyes with black upper eyeliner, feathered brows, delicately painted lashes, accented nostrils and eye corners, lambswool wig over cork pate, Huret deposed gutta-percha body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, kid collarette. Condition: generally excellent, some typical repairs to body. Marks: Brevet d'Inv. SGDG Maison Huret Boulevard Montmartre 22 Paris (stamp on kid collarette, and Exposition insignia). Comments: Adelaide Huret, circa 1857. Value Points: handsome gentleman, one of the first porcelain models created by Huret, with early Huret stamp on torso, wears wonderful antique brown woolen gentleman's suit, cap, watch and fob, vest, shirt, leather shoes.