243 . German Black Velvet Cat
19" (48 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate,almond-shaped blue glass enamel inset eyes,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,mauve-blushed eye shadow,feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with accented lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,French wooden body with shapely torso and derriere,dowel-jointing at shoulders,elbows,wrists,hips and knees,and extra deluxe swivel-jointing at upper arms and legs,separately-sculpted fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Pierre-Francois Jumeau,circa 1867. Value Points: especially beautiful poupee with most delicate bisque and expression,original wig,pate,rare wooden body and body finish.