4 . French Automaton
28" (71 cm.) Bisque socket head,small blue glass sleep eyes,painted lashes,incised eyeliner,brushstroked and multi-feathered brows,accented nostrils of upturned nose,closed mouth,defined space between the richly shaded lips,blonde mohair wig,composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1488 Simon & Halbig 15. Comments: Simon and Halbig,circa 1915. Value Points: rare model in superb large size has exemplary bisque and modeling,fine lustrous patina of complexion,very fine antique costume comprising embroidered gingham dress,lace cap,undergarments,shoes.