13th Jun, 2017 10:00

Fine Art

Lot 309

Sold for £1,400

Lot details
Leopold Lambert, Paris: a musical automaton, modelled as a seated mandolin player, the papier mache face painted with card suit motifs around glass eyes and open mouth, the movement fitted bisque hands and leather shoe covered feet, the action leans forward and backwards, lifts leg whilst right hand plucks, music plays two airs, the original trade label numbered 38.63 and titled 'Estudiantina, Valse' and 'Tout a la Joie, Polka', the key modelled as an 'LB' monogram, 22in. (56cms) high. See illustration

Auction: Fine Art, 13th Jun, 2017

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