A Leopard Lambert Turkish Smoker automata, French circa 1890 See "Automata. The Golden Age 1848-1914" by Christian Bailly pg.189 for similar Automata.
Lot 86
A Leopard Lambert Turkish Smoker automata, French circa 1890 See "Automata. The Golden Age 1848-1914" by Christian Bailly pg.189 for similar Automata.
Sold for £4,750 (US$ 7,696) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Leopard Lambert Turkish Smoker automata, French circa 1890 See "Automata. The Golden Age 1848-1914" by Christian Bailly pg.189 for similar Automata.
Automata
A Leopard Lambert Turkish Smoker automata, French circa 1890
The Turk in seated position with legs crossed, papier-mache head with glass eyes, kid leather eyelids, hinged mouth with teeth, painted features and real hair beard, well sculptured papier-mache lower arms and legs. Wearing traditional red velvet and gold brocade jacket with silk collar and cuffs, Harem pants and turban, holding decorative coffee cup in left hand and Shisha pipe in right. When wound the head moves from side to side and up and down, movement to mouth and eyelids, alternating raising the coffee cup to his mouth and then the pipe, inhaling and exhaling smoke. With seperate musical box to base playing two airs, (some restoration/replaced parts to mechanisms and base frame possibly later in date), base 38x33cm (15x13in) base and figure 63.5cm (25in) tall. (See "Automata. The Golden Age 1848-1914" by Christian Bailly pg.189 for similar Automata.)
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