39 . French Bisque Musical Automaton "Pastry Chef with Surprise" by Leopold Lambert with Rare 203 Art Character Face
14" (36 cm.) Pink-tinted porcelain shoulderhead with solid dome and modeled bosom, black painted pate, oval face and elongated throat, pale blue painted eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with full lips, brunette human hair wig, muslin stitch-jointed body with porcelain lower limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1860. Value Points: rarity factors include modeled bosom, pink tinted complexion, beautifully-painted lips and wearing very fine early costume.