7 . Automaton
12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head,small brown glass sleep eyes,dark eyeliner,black brush-stroked and feathered brows,accented nostrils,closed mouth with defined row of teeth,sculpted black moustache with curled tips,tiny goatee,black mohair wig,composition and wooden ball-jointed body,antique sailor costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1308 A S&H 2. Comments: Simon and Halbig,circa 1910,a very rare model from their art character series,made in several variations,for example,with or without moustache,or with glass or painted eyes. Value Points: the rare character has exceptional quality of bisque especially for smaller size,with impressed laughter lines in cheeks and around eyes,rare moustache and goatee.