7 . Automaton
16" (41 cm.) Bisque socket head with rounded face,large round blue glass googly sleep eyes,dark eyeliner,painted dainty curly lashes,side-slant painted brows with ochre shading,button-shaped nose with accented nostrils. closed mouth,watermelon-slice shaped smile,blonde mohair bobbed wig,composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with chubby torso and side-hip jointing. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: G made in Germany 11 JDK 221 Ges Gesch. Comments: Kestner,circa 1912,their beloved googly inspired by the design of Rose O'Neill's Kewpie which the firm also produced. Value Points: fine large size with superlative bisque and modeling,original wig,body,and body finish,wonderful antique wool and velvet dress,wide-brimmed bonnet,print stockings,leather boots,undergarments.