243 . German Black Velvet Cat
14" (36 cm.) Bisque socket head with flattened solid dome,blue glass inset eyes,lushly-painted lashes,one stroke wavy brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with very full outlined lips,pierced ears,light brown mohair wig,Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7. Comments: mystery maker,circa 1882,the doll closely resembles the Bru bebe known as "circle/dot". Value Points: especially appealing doll with expressive features,very full cheeks,fine quality bisque and painting,original body and body finish,and wonderful original costume and bonnet.