Lot 961 (Fine Art, 25th March 2014)
Sold for £2,000
A ''Gentleman Smoker'' musical automaton, by Leopold Lambert, c.1890, depicting a young black man in red tail coat and black breeches, the bisque head probably by Jumeau, marked No. 11, with glass eyes, painted eyebrows and lips, pierced ears (missing wig), a cigar held in one of his two bisque painted hands, standing on the mechanism box covered in cut velvet and fitted with original ''LB'' key (mechanism not working), 23in. (59cms) high.