7 . Automaton
7" (18 cm.) Heavy porcelain half doll depicts an elegant lady in exuberant flowered bonnet,her head tilted to the side with brown curls that peek from beneath a very large bonnet with gold edging and flower-wreath of Dresden flowers circling the face,with large coral bow at the crown and forming a tie at her throat,sculpted and painted costume with puffed sleeves,grey fingerless gloves,and a green-collared low neckline. Condition: fine professional restoration at loop of crown bow,otherwise excellent. Marks: (crown over N). Comments: Ernst Bohne,circa 1900. Value Points: exceptionally rare model of luxury quality with exquisite workmanship.