7 . Automaton
10" (25 cm.) Bisque socket head with very full plump cheeks,blue glass side-glancing eyes,painted lashes,feathered brows,accented nostrils of tiny nose,closed mouth with downcast lip corners,blonde mohair wig,French composition and wooden fully-jointed body,well-detailed antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: SFBJ 248 Paris. Comments: SFBJ,circa 1912,from the firm's art character doll series. Value Points: one of the rarest models of the series,with wonderfully-executed pouting expression achieved with sculpted frown lines enhanced with painting,fine quality of bisque,wonderful costume.