7 . Automaton
4" (10 cm.) h. half doll. 9"w. box. Porcelain half doll with pink-tinted complexion depicts a nude lady with arms curved at the elbows and outstretched,elegantly curled fingers,head turned to the side,with sculpted grey hair arranged in chignon with ringlet curls at each ear and decorated with a coronet of roses; the doll is attached to her original oval dresser box decorated with silk flowers to match her hair decoration. Condition: generally excellent,some fraility to silk of box. Comments: Germany,circa 1910. Value Points: rare original arrangement,the doll has exquisite painting detail of facial features,her eyes hauntingly dramatic.