7 . Automaton
21" (53 cm.) Bisque socket head,deep blue glass paperweight inset eyes,thick dark eyeliner,lushly-painted lashes,brush-stroked brows,rose-blushed eye shadow,accented nostrils,closed mouth with shaded and accented lips,dimpled chin,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 9 (head) Bebe Bru No. 9 (body). Comments: Bru,circa 1889,the unique new body style at that time. Value Points: pristine original condition,the bebe has original wig and elaborate original couturier costume of aqua brocade with maroon featherstitch and tiny applique beads,matching velvet bonnet with boa feathers,undergarments,maroon knit stockings,black slippers with silk bows signed "Bru Jne Paris 9",and owns her original well-fitted trunk containing: delicate white lawn dress,brown cashmere coat with cord belt,brown cashmere coat with capelet collar,white cotton dress with embroidered cutwork,blue cashmere/silk dress with feather-stitch trim,3 additional bonnets,quilt,5 underwear or night shifts,lambswool-lined kidskin slippers,wooden brush and mirror,jewelry,silk parasol,two pairs of gloves,and a second pair of Bru shoes,these being rare ankle boots signed "Bru Jne Paris 9".