39 . French Bisque Musical Automaton "Pastry Chef with Surprise" by Leopold Lambert with Rare 203 Art Character Face
17" (43 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead of adult lady with oval face and elongated throat, blonde sculpted hair waved from face and captured in a modeled green snood with purple lustre tassel and feathered boa, painted cobalt blue eyes in half moon shape, all-around lashes, arched brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, muslin stitch-jointed body with bisque lower arms and legs, painted white stockings and black ankle boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1875. Value Points: especially fine detail of facial painting with expressive portrait like features, fancily-decorated snood.