7 . Automaton
23" (58 cm.) Bisque socket head with amber complexion,brown glass sleep eyes in narrow almond shape,black painted lashes and brows with feathered highlights,accented nostrils,open mouth,four porcelain teeth,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig in very elaborate upswept coiffure with decorative combs,amber-tinted composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Simon & Halbig Germany 1329. Comments: Simon and Halbig,circa 1900,from their rare series of exotic dolls. Value Points: rare larger size of the model with superb bisque and complexion,fine original wig,and superb antique silk costume with rich embroideries.