7 . Automaton
17" (43 cm.) All-cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted facial features,brown painted hair,painted blue eyes with spiral threading and darker outer iris rims,black upper eyeliner,brown eye shadow,closed mouth with pouting expression,very plump cheeks,muslin body with stitch-jointed shoulders,disc-jointed plump legs,separate thumb,antique costume comprising brown flannel pants and cap,blue cotton shirt,scarf and leggings,wooden shoes. Condition: very good,some retouch to hair,some wear and patching on hands and feet. Marks: Kathe Kruse 2539 (left foot). Comments: Kathe Kruse,circa 1915,Type I model. Value Points: most endearing pensive expression with wonderfully sculpted plump face,beautiful painting of eyes,and rosy cheek and ears.