7 . Automaton
26" (66 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with pear-shaped face and very full cheeks and chin,blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading and thick dark eyeliner,painted lashes,mauve-blushed eyeliner,brush-stroked and multi-feathered brows,accented nostrils,closed mouth with defined space and delicately outlined teeth between the accented lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair extended-length wig,French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with flat-cut derriere and straight wrists,wearing antique rose cotton dress with applique designs and lace trim,undergarments,socks,and kidskin shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Sch (in shield,on head and derriere) 6 (raised number,head). Comments: Schmitt et Fils,circa 1882. Value Points: outstanding beauty of the bebe is achieved by finest sculpting of features and superb artistry of painting,splendid wig,original body and body finish.