7 . Automaton
41" (104 cm.) All-carved wooden figure with deeply-sculpted flowing hair,enamel inset eyes,carved facial features and ears with paint-over-gesso complexion and features,painted gold detail of sandals and lacing,wearing early blue velvet robe. Condition: generally excellent,finish is original with very minor craquelure. Comments: late 18th/early 19th century Neopolitan or Santon figure. Value Points: superb artistry of carving and painting with exceptional expression.