7 . Automaton
20" (51 cm.) Bisque shoulder head with oval-shaped slender face,small brown glass sleep eyes,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,feathered brows,aquiline nose with accented nostrils,closed mouth with outlined lips,blonde mohair wig,kid pin-jointed body with bisque forearms. Condition: generally excellent,one thumb tip chipped. Marks: 215 3 B&D LTD Germany. Comments: Bawo and Dotter,circa 1910,from their very rare series of art character dolls; the doll firm was more known for their china and sculpted-hair bisque dolls of the late 19th century,until in 1907 they advertised "new model heads with lifelike expression". This lady doll model was available with either composition or kid bodies. Value Points: very rare model with beautiful bisque and sublime expression,lovely antique costume.