7 . Automaton
22" (55 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate,blue glass spiral-threaded enamel eyes with darker blue outer irises,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,mauve-blushed eye shadow,lightly-feathered brows,accented nostrils,closed mouth with accented lips,pierced ears,brunette human hair in elaborate coiffure over cork pate,French wooden lady body with shapely torso and derriere,dowel-jointing at shoulders,elbows,hips and knees and pivot-jointing at mid-thighs and wrists. Condition: generally excellent,hands have light old retouch. Comments: Pierre-Francois Jumeau,circa 1870,the wooden articulated body was mentioned in the firm's advertising beginning in 1867 available in 9 sizes of which this was size 6; by 1876 it appears to have been made in only three smaller sizes. Value Points: luxury early-period wooden-bodied poupee with exquisite modeling and painting of portrait-like face.