39 . French Bisque Musical Automaton "Pastry Chef with Surprise" by Leopold Lambert with Rare 203 Art Character Face
14" (36 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted facial features, painted downcast blue eyes, single-stroke brows, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips in pouting expression, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 500 G&H 2. Comments: Erste Steinbacher, circa 1923, the firm was then under the direction of Robert Carl and Gustav Heubach (hence the GH initials); the firm had been in existence since 1900 under various owners. Only two characters have been identified: 500 and 510. Value Points: very rare painted eye character with well-defined pouting expression, original body, wig and costume.