7 . Automaton
14" (36 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with pear-shaped face and very full cheeks,brown enamel inset eyes enhanced by thick dark eyeliner,painted curly lashes,mauve-blushed eye shadow,brush-stroked and feathered brows,accented nostrils,closed mouth with outlined lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig,French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists,curled fingers,and flat-cut derriere,pretty antique costume,bonnet,undergarments,stockings,and shoes. Marks: Sch (shield on head and body) 00 (head). Comments: Schmitt et Fils,circa 1884. Value Points: especially beautiful bebe with wonderfully-modeled face whose gentle expression is balanced by rich eye decoration,original body and body finish.