When wound, music (two tunes) plays and six movements occur: turning head side to side, nodding, then upper torso also bending, strumming of guitar, tongue moving in and out, and left leg moving up and down as though in time to the music. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism and music function well. Comments: Leopold Lambert, the automaton appeared in the Lambert catalog as #43 "Clown a la Guitare", circa 1890. Wonderful original condition enhances the amusing actions, the facial decorations dramatic and rich, the guitar with hand-painted floral decorations. Check out my other listings for other rare automatons I have just listed!
The item "Antique French Leopold Lambert Jester/Clown Automaton Very Rare" is in sale since Sunday, March 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Papier-Mache". The seller is "pariscoutureantiques" and is located in Lehi, Utah.This item can be shipped to United States.