39 . French Bisque Musical Automaton "Pastry Chef with Surprise" by Leopold Lambert with Rare 203 Art Character Face
20" (51 cm.) Bisque socket head, deep brown glass inset eyes, thick black eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows with feathered detail, shaded nostrils with upturned nose, accented eye corners, closed mouth, defined white space between the pale outlined lips, pierced ears, dimpled chin, blonde mohair wig, Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body, straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: G.K. 34-29. Comments: Gebruder Kuhnlenz, circa 1885, the model closely resembles the early Brevete Bebe model of Bru, whose market the doll sought to capture. Value Points: very beautiful facial expression and lovely painting of the rare doll, original body and body finish, antique rose cotton dress, undergarments, leather boots.