39 . French Bisque Musical Automaton "Pastry Chef with Surprise" by Leopold Lambert with Rare 203 Art Character Face
21" (53 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass sleep eyes, thickly fringed painted upper lashes, one-stroke tapered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with full pouty lips, accent line between the lips, brunette human hair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, wearing antique blue velvet two-piece suit with Buster Brown style collar, matching cap, leggings, leather shoes, and carrying Papa's watch and a toy sword. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: K*R 114 54. Comments: Kammer and Reinhardt, the model Hans from their art character series, circa 1912. Value Points: very rare glass eye variation of the wistful young lad, enhanced by superb sculpting, bisque and painting, original body and body finish, great costume. Ex-Collection Puppen & Spielzeug Museum of Vienna.