Music Automaton "Girl blowing soap bubbles"

    Music Automaton "Girl blowing soap bubbles"

    France, Paris

    circa 1890

    Lambert, Léopold

    Porcelain, wood, fabric (velvet, silk, cotton), metal; painting

    2 kg


    The automaton is a figure of a girl holding metal bowl and a stick for soap bubbles in her hands. The girl is standing on a wooden stand covered with dark blue colour velvet, complemented by blue tourniquets’ rim. A stand is on four round metal feet. The girl is dressed in silk dress of light golden colour adorned with pale red stripes. The dress is decorated with metalized braid, lace inserts and ruffles on the collar and cuffs. The skirt from the back is complemented with a lacy metalized "cape". Light-peach colour velvet hat with insert of the same shade as the dress, is on her head, the hat rim is decorated with white lace braid and a feather. White cotton socks and white leather shoes with bows on toes made from metallized fabric are on the girl’s feet. The head and hands are made of porcelain. The music movement is hidden inside the stand. A key and a lever that activates tunes, are on the stand inner side. When the movement is activated, the girl turns her head from side to side, brings the stick for soap bubbles to her lips, drops it into a bowl of soapy water, and blows bubbles.


    Инв. № 2041/ММП