7 . Automaton
17" (43 cm.) All-cloth doll with pressed and oil-painted facial features,brown hair with swirled curl onto forehead,painted brown eyes with spiral threading and white eye dots,black upper eyeliner,brown eye shadow,closed mouth with outlined pouting lips,stitch-jointed shoulders,separately-stitched thumb,disc-jointed hips,brown flannel trousers,tan felt woolen jacket,flannel cap,knit scarf and leggings,tan leather laced shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Kathe Kruse (right foot,and illegible numbers on left foot). Comments: Kathe Kruse,circa 1915,type I model. Value Points: beautiful complexion enhances the wistful expression on the early character doll.