7 . Automaton
23" (58 cm.) Bisque socket head with long-faced modeling,large blue glass paperweight inset eyes,dark eyeliner,painted dark curly lashes,brush-stroked and multi-feathered brows,accented eye corners,shaded nostrils,closed mouth with defined space between the lips,pierced ears,French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: *94. Comments: Steiner,circa 1892,the model known as "Phenix Star". Value Points: lovely quality of bisque with beautifully-painted features,original body,and wearing exquisite aqua silk dress with crocheted lace trim,aqua Bebe pin,undergarments,stockings,ivory satin shoes,woven bonnet.