Lot 108: Clown Magician Automaton. Paris: Leopold Lambert, ca. 1900. The conjuror waves his wand three times, raises the top hat in his extended hand, and a baby-like figure peeks out from inside. Four movements include waving wand, moving head, lifting of

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October 29, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
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Description: Clown Magician Automaton. Paris: Leopold Lambert, ca. 1900. The conjuror waves his wand three times, raises the top hat in his extended hand, and a baby-like figure peeks out from inside. Four movements include waving wand, moving head, lifting of hat, figure rising from hat (a bit weak), and articulated tongue. Composition head, brown glass eyes, bisque hands, red mohair wig, and original sequin-accented costume. 26î tall. With key. Fabric at base and costume show light wear overall, but overall good working condition for this unusual example of LambertÍs work.
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