243 . German Black Velvet Cat
20" (51 cm.) Standing upon a gold velvet-covered base is a bisque-head child with blue glass paperweight inset eyes,dramatically-painted lashes and brows,mauve-blushed eye shadow,closed mouth,accented lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,carton torso and legs,wire upper arms,bisque forearms. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Depose Tete Jumeau SGDG 4. Comments: Leopold Lambert with Jumeau bisque head,circa 1890,when wound,music plays and the little girl turns her head side-to-side,nods,and alternately lifts the little all-bisque doll that she is holding as though to kiss her,and then the basket filled with other toys including a paper mache nodding head donkey with tinier candy baskets and an ormolu birdcage with bird,as though to admire them. Value Points: model from Lambert's child series,this example is perfectly-preserved with choice bisque,gorgeous wig,original ivory cream dress with silk ribbon trim,matching bonnet with feathered trim,wonderful early toys,original paper tune label on underside,and functioning perfectly.