Rare Musical Advertising Automaton by »Leopold Lambert«, c. 1915
With black-painted bisque character head impressed "N" in script, modeled as a grinning man with well-defined features, inset glazed porcelain teeth, brown glass eyes, curly black mohair wig, bisque hands holding aloft a hinged clip for a business or visiting-card and gilt-decorated lacquered papier-mâché scallop shell for additional cards,  height 23 ½ in. (60 cm), original paint, unusually fine and bright original costume, good working order, with steel "LB" key and brass stop/start. A rare and early advertising automaton, in near-mint original boxed condition. The only example of its kind that we have seen to date.
Estimate: €7,000/9,000
US$ 8,800/11,300
Reserve: € 6,000/US$ 7,560
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