7 . Automaton
14" (36 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate with modeled bosom and shoulder blades,amber brown glass paperweight inset eye,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,brush-stroked brows with feathered detail,accented eye corners,shaded nostrils,closed mouth with outlined lips and tiny stuck-out tongue,pierced ears,brunette mohair wig over cork pate,French kid bebe body with gusset-jointing,bisque lower arms and hands. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bru Jne 3 (head and shoulders) (remains of original Bru label on torso). Comments: Leon Casimir Bru,circa 1884,from the classic era. Value Points: very beautiful bebe with deeply defined features and loveliest bisque and painting,perfect bisque hands,fine antique costume highlighted by rose satin flowered bonnet,and leather shoes signed "Bru Jne 3 Paris".