7 . Automaton
13" (33 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate with modeled bosom and shoulder blades,very deep pale blue paperweight inset eyes with light-spiral threading,dark eyeliner,long curly painted lashes,brush-stroked brows with feathered highlights,shaded nostrils,closed mouth with accent line between the lips,hint of tiny tongue tip,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,French kid bebe body with slender torso,Chevrot-hinged hips,wooden lower legs,bisque lower arms and hands,exquisite antique dress and bonnet of aqua silk satin and lace,undergarments,knit stockings,leather shoes signed Bru Jne Paris (in scroll). Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 2 (head and shoulders) (remains of original paper label on torso). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru,circa 1884. Value Points: gorgeous bebe with splendid blue eyes,most captivating expression,lovely bisque,painting,original sturdy body,perfect hands,signed Bru shoes.