7 . Automaton
17" (43 cm.) All-cloth doll with three-seamed head,pressed and oil-painted facial features and hair,dark brown hair,small painted blue eyes with black and brown upper eyeliner,small nose,closed mouth with pouting expression,painted ears,stitch-jointing at arms,disc-jointed lips,frog-like hand stitching,wearing antique costume of brown woolen pants,checkered shirt,green velvet coat,woolen cap and scarf,woolen leggings and original leather shoes. Condition: very good/excellent,paint rub above mouth and on right cheek. Marks: Kathe Kruse (and illegible numbers,left foot). Comments: Kathe Kruse,the early 1911 model with smaller facial features,darker hair and distinctive hands. Value Points: rare early model in well-preserved condition,appealing expression.