39 . French Bisque Musical Automaton "Pastry Chef with Surprise" by Leopold Lambert with Rare 203 Art Character Face
23" (58 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead of adult lady with oval face, elongated throat, black sculpted hair waved smoothly around the sides of her head and captured in a black snood with gilt-accented ruffles and a cluster of blue grapes at her crown, painted blue downcast eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single- stroke brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, muslin stitch-jointed body with porcelain lower limbs, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent, some rubs on hair. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: rare model with wonderfully-detailed snood and hair decorations.