7 . Automaton
5" (13 cm.) Solid domed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso,black glass enamel inset eyes,painted long curly lashes,dark eyeliner,feathered brows,accented nostrils,closed mouth with accented lips,peg-jointed bisque arms and legs,painted white stockings and black two-strap shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: for the French trade,circa 1882,the little mignonettes were presented as "poupees de poche" (pocket dolls). Value Points: fabulous original costume of magenta silk with lace trim and wide satin sash,lace-edged undergarments,woven wide-brimmed bonnet with feathers and flowers,and with especially beautiful face.