7 . Automaton
18" (46 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features,dark brown painted side-glancing eyes,brown eye shadow,curly upper lashes,closed mouth with red lips,black mohair wig with braided chignon,jointed arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Lenci (paper label with model number BH 16 pencil noted on back). Varda (heart-shaped Lenci parchment tag. Comments: Lenci,circa 1940,wearing original costume of orange and brown felt with appliques of felt roosters and children holding flowers,rick-rack trim,white linen blouse,gold buttons,woven basket of fruit,black shawl,linen undergarments,stockings,black felt shoes. Value Points: pristine original condition with original labels,and vibrant costume with delightful details.