243 . German Black Velvet Cat
21" (53 cm.) Paper mache shoulder head,brown glass inset eyes,painted features,closed mouth,blonde mohair wig,commercial muslin stitch-jointed body,composition lower arms. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany,circa 1875. Value Points: extraordinary original costume comprising silk apron and silk skirt atop five thick flannel petticoats of various colors,each with decorative panels,with woolen stockings and leggings having embroidered detail,fancily woven heavy sweater with two additional fringed woolen shawls and silk and velvet coiffe with embroidered details.