French Bisque Musical Automaton

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20" (51 cm.) Standing upon a velvet-covered wooden box is a bisque-head doll with large blue glass paperweight inset eyes,dark eyeliner,lushly-painted lashes and brows,accented nostrils,closed mouth with outlined lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,carton torso and legs,wire upper arms,bisque forearms. When wound,music plays and she turns her head from side to side,pausing while she fans herself,then nodding,and then lifting her flowers up and down to sniff their fragrance. Condition: generally excellent,mechanism and music function well. Marks: 4 (head) LB (metal key). Comments: Leopold Lambert,circa 1890,with original costume from the luxury studio workshops of his wife,Eugenie Lambert. Value Points: superb original condition of the beautiful child,with original finely-detailed accessories,and charming movements and music.
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