39 . French Bisque Musical Automaton "Pastry Chef with Surprise" by Leopold Lambert with Rare 203 Art Character Face
19" (48 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead with plump face, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with piquant smile, brunette mohair wig, muslin stitch-jointed body, porcelain arms to above the elbows. Condition: generally excellent, tiniest pinflake at corner of left upper eye rim. Comments: Germany, circa 1865. Value Points: rarity factors include sleep eyes, wig, and wearing superb antique costume that is likely original.