Musical Automaton "The Spanish Mandolin Player" by Leopold Lambert

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23" (58 cm.) Seated daintily upon a wooden stool on a red velvet -covered platform is a bisque-head lady with blue glass paperweight inset eyes,dark eyeliner,painted lashes and brows,rose blushed eye shadow,accented nostrils,closed mouth with outlined lips,pierced ears,brunette human hair hand-tied wig over cork pate,carton torso and legs,wire upper arms,bisque forearms,wearing original rose silk dress with elaborate petal and bead appliques and lace trim,with matching pom-pom trimmed slippers and hat. When wound,music plays,the lady moves her head up and down in a nodding fashion,then side-to-side,while moving the mandolin up and down in her left hand,and strumming the keys with her right; meaning her right leg moves up and down in time to the music. Condition: generally excellent,music and movements function wonderfully. Marks: 8 (doll's head) L.B. (key). L. Lambert Fabricant ...(original gilt lettered red label on back along with colorful tune label). Comments: Leopold Lambert,circa 1890,one of the luxury pieces from his collection,with costume created in his own ateler under the direction of his wife. Value Points: all original automaton with luxury original costume,superb movements and music with gorgeous sound,and with rare original labels.
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