243 . German Black Velvet Cat
12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head,blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with outlined lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig,Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 136 3. Comments: Sonneberg,mystery maker,circa 1885,the doll closely resembles the premiere bebe byJumeau whose market the Sonneberg maker aimed to capture. Value Points: beautiful doll whose resemblance to Jumeau is enhanced further by its original costume in magenta silk and velvet with matching bonnet.