16 . Exceptional German Bisque Art Character, 1388, by Simon and Halbig in Grand Size, with Provenance
17 . Outstanding French Bisque Bebe by Emile Jumeau as Asian Child with Original Couturier Costume and Gilt-Lettered Jumeau Shoes
10" (25 cm.) A bisque head child doll with sculpted blonde hair, blue glass eyes, dark eyeliner, blushed cheeks, closed mouth, firm carton torso and legs, wire upper arms, metal hands, is standing upon a tinplate base with three spoked wheels. When wound, the base moves forward and in circles in a merry manner. Condition: generally excellent, mechanism functions well. Comments: Vichy, circa 1865. Value Points: charming early mechanical toy with rare sculpted hair, wearing original silk costume in the court manner, with flower-bedecked coiffe.