243 . German Black Velvet Cat
6" (15 cm.) Solid domed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso,heart-shaped face,brown glass enamel inset eyes,dark eyeliner,painted lashes and brows,accented nostrils,closed mouth with center accent line,brunette mohair wig,peg-jointed bisque arms and legs,painted white socks and brown ankle boots with tiny heels,nice antique silk costume. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: attributed to Simon and Halbig for the French market,circa 1885. Value Points: especially pretty facial shape and painting,fine quality of bisque,rare painting of boots.