243 . German Black Velvet Cat
18" (46 cm.) Bisque socket head with flattened solid dome,brown glass sleep eyes,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with outlined shaded lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig,Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists,lovely antique costume,bonnet,stockings,shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 117 12. Comments: Sonneberg,mystery maker,circa 1882. Value Points: very beautiful face with endearing expression,original body and body finish,choice bisque and painting.