7 . Automaton
14" (36 cm.) Bisque socket head with amber-tinted complexion,highly-characterized features with upper-side-slanted brown glass eyes,painted black lashes and feathered brows,accented nostrils,open mouth,four porcelain teeth,pierced ears,black mohair wig in upswept fashion,amber-tinted composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: SH 1129 Germany Dep 4 1/2. Comments: Simon and Halbig,circa 1890. Value Points: a rarer model from the firm's exotic series has superb sculpting and bisque,original body and body finish,and wearing red silk costume with embroidered crane,trousers,shoes,and elaborate early papier-mache crown with rhinestone trim.