7 . Automaton
13" (33 cm.) All cloth doll with deeply-pressed facial features depicting a laughing child,oil-painted complexion,hair and features,delicately-swirled curls on the forehead,brown eyes in deeply-set sockets,accented nostrils,closed mouth with defined space between the shaded lips,well-defined ears,padded armature frame with stockinette cover,mitten hands,single-seamed head,antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Kathe Kruse (left foot). Comments: Kathe Kruse,the "Schlenkerchen" model,made for a very short period,1922. Value Points: the rarity of the early model is rivaled only by the delightful expression,fine original finish is well-preserved.