7 . Automaton
10" (25 cm.) Wax head portraying an older lady with strong features and incised age lines,closed mouth,tiny bead eyes,on original carved wooden body with shapely torso,dowel-jointing at hips and knees,porcelain lower limbs with painted shoes and right hand sculpted to hold an object. Condition: generally excellent,small nose rubs,Comments: circa 1850,the body was more commonly found with porcelain head to match the limbs; this head is original and more rare to find. Value Points: wonderful doll with original peddler's costume and carrying large basket of tiny original sewing notions,and other baskets.