4 . French Automaton
16" (41 cm.) Paper mache shoulder head of adult woman with oval-shaped face and elegant elongated throat,small black enamel inset eyes,delicately painted lashes,arched brows,accented eye corners and nostrils of aquiline nose,blushed cheeks,closed mouth,black painted pate with center slit for insertion of original human hair wig,pink kid poupee body with slender waist,stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French,circa 1850. Value Points: very refined expression and pose with superb preservation of original complexion and painting,original body,wearing fine antique gown of silk organza decorated with tiny flowers,wax blossom coronet,flowers in hair,undergarments,black slippers.