243 . German Black Velvet Cat
14" (36 cm.) Bisque socket head,blue glass sleep eyes with spiral threading,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,brush-stroked and feathered brows,rose-blushed eye shadow,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with very full lips,pierced ears,brunette mohair wig,Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists,pretty antique dress,undergarments,stockings,leather ankle boots,bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: G.K. 14.26. Comments: Gebruder Kuhnlenz,circa 1885,the beautiful doll closely resembles the classic Bru bebe,whose market the German firm attempted to capture,Value Points: rare doll with wonderful expression,lovely bisque and painting.