7 . Automaton
26" (66 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump cheeks and chin,small blue glass sleep eyes,brown eyeliner and painted curly lower lashes,mohair lashes,short feathered brows,accented nostrils of round-tipped nose,closed mouth with very full lips,brunette mohair wig,French composition and wooden fully-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing,antique cotton dress with lace trim,undergarments,shoes,stockings,Bebe pin. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: SFBJ 252 Paris 11 (head) Fabrication Francais SFBJ Paris (body label). Comments: SFBJ,circa 1912. Value Points: most sought-after model of the series is especially rare in this grand size,and has superb sculpting of furrowed scowls and frown lines enhanced by exemplary bisque and painting,original body and body finish.