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Rare " Bebe Eventail " Antique Musical Automaton by Leopold Lambert

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Rare and very beautiful all original antique French musical automaton by Leopold Lambert .... France circa 1890 .... called " Bebe Eventail "...... (( " Bebe with fan " )) which was list as No. 20 in the Lambert catalog at 19th. century ! Well working automaton with bisque head doll by Emile Jumeau which standing up an light brown velvet covered base who appears to hold a flowers bouquet in her left hand and a lovely hand painted fan in her right . Has total size about 20 " ( 51 cm ) The pretty bisque girl has flat cut neck socket with best quality of bisque and painting. Has pretty blue glass paperweight inset eyes with fine painted lashes and brush stroked brows. With closed mouth with fine shaded and accented lips , pierced ears with her original earrings and original blonde mohair wig . She has an old ball of news paper from 19th. century as pate ... possible original !?!?! Head mark at back : Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG 4 and artist check mark Head condition are generally excellent and free of damage , chip , hairline or repair !! She has original carton torso and legs , wire upper arms with bisque forearms ....... right one are in perfect condition and at the left arm please note a fine hairline and missing thumb and two finger tips .... not disturbing ( please see my pictures )..... Wears all factory wonderful original under garment and frail silk costume from the couturier workshops of Eugenie Lambert , who oversaw all costuming of the firm´s automata !!! The automaton works very well and so nice ....let me know and I can send an video about it to your mail address or note it on works on my FaceBook side or Instagram !! When the original Lambert key is turned and lever released ..... a series of synchronic movements occur . She fans herself and doll turns her head from side to side , nodding her head forward and sniffing the delicate bouquet she lifts to her face. Music plays well according to original paper label . An rare to find all original automaton .... very beautiful treasure for each collection !!!

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