172 . French Bisque Automaton
25" (64 cm.) Pale pressed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate,almond-shaped pale blue glass inset eyes,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,arched feathered brows,mauve blushed eye shadow,accented nostrils,closed mouth with accented lips,separately modeled pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,French kid gusset-jointed body with shapely waist,antique silk and velvet burgundy gown,bonnet,black leather boots,undergarments. Condition: generally excellent,finger tips worn on right hand. Comments: Pierre-Francois Jumeau,circa 1875,his classic portrait poupee model that evolved into the first model of the portrait bebe created by his son Emile Jumeau. Value Points: wonderful large size enhances the expressive dreamy-like features of the rare model,original body.