7 . Automaton
17" (43 cm.) Felt swivel head with pressed and painted facial features,brown side-glancing eyes with grey eye shadow,curly upper lashes,accented nostrils,closed mouth,brown curly mohair wig in short boyish style,jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Lenci (feet). Comments: Lenci,circa 1930,from the 300 series,the boy is wearing traditional costume of the Italian Fascist Youth Movement of that era comprising black jacket with felt-covered buttons and silk sleeve insignia,blue felt tie,black cap with tassel and brass pin,grey felt shorts,grey woolen leggings,leather laced shoes. Value Points: rare model is wonderfully-preserved,costume includes the rare hat pin.