L’Avocat

French musical automaton, ‘L’Avocat’ (The Lawyer), 1895-1905 L’Avocat – Made by Unknown (person) in France, c.1900 This is an automaton, a mechanical figure in the form of a barrister, which was made to move as if spontaneously through a concealed clockwork mechanism. Made around 1900, the barrister stands pompously behind a podium, opening and closing…

The Ordinary Woman Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

    As a lawyer you see it all … “the oily wheels of every fortune, the hideous wrangling of heirs over corpses not yet cold, the human heart grappling with the Penal Code” (BALZAC, Honoré de (1799-1850) : Le Notaire (1840). You also get your brain picked. A woman of my wisened age &…

Tiny Vintage Handmade Lawyer Dolly

Re-sharing this little treasure’s story … Portia, a lady learned in the law, formally known as Portiatticus Finch Esq., Barrister & Solicitor. She’s up early this morning to dress & attire for court.