39 . French Bisque Musical Automaton "Pastry Chef with Surprise" by Leopold Lambert with Rare 203 Art Character Face
20" (51 cm.) Bisque socket head with angular slender face depicting an older boy, painted blue eyes set in well-defined sockets, black upper eyeliner, one-stroke brown brows, closed mouth with full lips, solemn expression, brunette human hair, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 150 S&H 2. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1910, created for the art reform movement. Value Points: very rare model with superlative bisque and painting, fine lustrous complexion enhance the deeply-sculpted features, original body and body finish, antique costume comprising brown woolen short pants, brushed woolen vest, cotton shirt, cap, brown socks, and rare saddle boots, along with silver pin "Baseball Fan 1908".