39 . French Bisque Musical Automaton "Pastry Chef with Surprise" by Leopold Lambert with Rare 203 Art Character Face
24" (61 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead with oval face and elongated throat, black sculpted hair brought smoothly around the side of face and swept into a tightly-braided chignon at the back, painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single-stroke black brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with piquant smile, blushed cheeks, muslin stitch-jointed body, kid arms, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: fine lustrous porcelain enhances the gracious presence of the doll.