7 . Automaton
14" (36 cm.) Bisque socket head,blue glass eyes,painted lashes and brows,accented nostrils,open mouth,four teeth,brunette mohair wig,squeeze-bellows torso,wire upper arms and legs,wooden hands and feet. When the torso is squeezed,he claps his hands,appearing to play the accordion he holds,while music plays. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1. Comments: attributed to Zinner and Sohne,circa 1890. Value Points: all original,the little boy wears factory-original sailor suit and cap,and hold silk-lined accordion with embossed paper edging on wooden frame,function well with a charming tune.