7 . Automaton
16" (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-lined bisque shoulder plate,grey glass enamel inset eyes,oval-shaped face with slight double chin,painted lashes and brows,accented nostrils of aquiline nose,closed mouth with outlined lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,French kid poupee body with gusset-jointed hips,knees and elbows,antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: E (head and shoulder plate). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru,his deposed facial model of 1872,said to be inspired by the beloved Empress Eugenie. Value Points: lovely poupee with matched signed head and shoulder plate,original Bru poupee body in very sturdy and clean state of preservation.