7 . Automaton
26" (66 cm.) Poured wax shoulder head with plump facial shape,small blue glass inset eyes,lightly-tinted brows and eye liner,accented nostrils,closed mouth modeled as though open with hint of teeth and tongue,blonde mohair inserted hair,softly-stuffed muslin body,poured wax lower arms and legs with bare feet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: C.P. Comments: attributed to Pierotti,circa 1880,the C.P. initials referencing Charles Pierotti,the 1871 successor to father Henry. Value Points: absolutely exquisite wax model with finest hand-stitched and embroidered costume,jacket,bonnet,undergarments,silk shoes.