3 May 2006,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,800
GBP 5,000 - GBP 7,000
A Lambert Bébé Tambourinaire (Little Boy Drummer) automaton
the Jumeau with closed mouth and blue glass eyes with composition hands, tartan jacket with red silk lining, mustard silk shirt and breeches, black stockings and shoes, holding turned fruitwood oboe and drum-stick, contacting upon single snare drum tied around the waist, standing on red velvet covered base containing musical movement, start/stop button and original key, moves head and both hands accompanied by a single musical air, circa 1890 -21½in. (52cm.) high
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Lambert catalogue No. 43
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