25th Mar, 2014 10:00

Fine Art

  Lot 961

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.

Sold for £2,000


Auction: Fine Art, 25th Mar, 2014

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