25 Antique Large All-Original French Musical Automaton Doll with kitten by Leopold Lambert. Standing upon a lush velvet covered wooden platform with silk braid and fringe trim, is a bisque-head doll with brown glass eyes, mohair wig (the wig is not original), open mouth, porcelain teeth, carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, beautiful bisque forearms. She holds a flowers in her right hand and a ball-on-string suspends from her left hand.
A papier-mache kitten lies in wait on the "carpet" floor. When wound, she turns her head from side-to-side and forward, and then lifts the ball-on-string up and down to tease the kitten; the kitten paws tentatively at the ball, then pauses and then leaps to the ball in a realistic manner. Music plays throughout with two melodies.Superb automaton, with well-preserved original luxury costume from the couturier atelier of Lambert's wife, Eugenie, antique french watch "Paris" and with delightful movements and music. Condition: bisque excellent, mechanism and music function well.
The doll 20 1/2 (52cm) tall (without the base and wig). (key) 1159 Simon & Halbig S&H 6 Germany.Leopold Lambert, circa 1890, the larger size, quality music box, and complicated synchronized movements indicate the luxury nature of this automaton by his firm. YOU CAN SEE SHORT VIDEO HERE. The item "25 Antique Large All-Original French Musical Automaton Doll by Lambert" is in sale since Tuesday, March 16, 2021. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French". The seller is "respectfulbear" and is located in Amillis. This item can be shipped worldwide.