7 . Automaton
21" (53 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features,flirty brown glass googly eyes,brown painted curly upper lashes,brows,rounded nose,"O" shaped mouth with shaded lips,black mohair wig with topknot captured in black felt coiffe and braided silk ribbon,muslin torso,jointed felt arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Lenci (two paper and cloth labels). Comments: Lenci,the glass googly model was introduced in 1936 and made for three years only,this model has pencil label "Fobello",indicating that it represents a child from Fobello,a region north of Turin,Italy. Value Points: rare and delightful googly with vibrant crisp colors,lovely cheek blush,wearing fresh original felt costume with wonderful matching embroidery and pom-poms on the apron and boots.