39 . French Bisque Musical Automaton "Pastry Chef with Surprise" by Leopold Lambert with Rare 203 Art Character Face
16" (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head with brown ("cafe-au-lait") complexion on kid-edged matching bisque shoulderplate, modeled bosom and shoulderblades, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted dark curly lashes, dark brown painted brows with feathered detail, accented nostrils, closed mouth with tiny "tongue tip", pierced ears, black fleecy wig over cork pate, kid bebe body with scalloped-edge collarette, kid-over-wooden upper arms, Chevrot hinged legs, wooden lower legs, bisque forearms, wearing original chemise and brown pressed hat with interior label "Moscow Beaver". Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 5 (head and shoulders) (original Bru label on torso). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru, circa 1885, Chevrot epoch. Value Points: very rare model, with flawless complexion heightened by luminous glow, splendid eyes, perfect original body and wig.