7 . Automaton
17" (43 cm.) Bisque socket head,amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes,thick dark eyeliner,painted curly lashes,brush-stroked brows,mauve-blushed eye shadow,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with outlined lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,French wooden fully-jointed body,wearing lovely silk and lace costume and wide ruffled bonnet,undergarments,brown leather boots. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 5 (head) Bebe Bru (body stamp). Comments: Bru,circa 1887. Value Points: especially beautiful face with desirable tongue-tip modeling,dimpled chin and lip corners,fine detail of blushing,original body and body finish.