86 . French Bisque
87 . Petite French Bisque
18" (46 cm.) Bisque socket head,brown glass sleep eyes,mohair lashes,painted lashes,brushstroked and feathered brows,accented eye corners and nostrils,open mouth,four porcelain teeth,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig,composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 79 10 Germany (head) Handwerck (torso) A La Recompense 34 Rue du 4 septembre (paper label back torso). Comments: Heinrich Handwerck,exclusive commission for Parisian boutique,A La Recompense,circa 1895. Value Points: pristine unplayed with condition of the beautiful doll,with original lashes,wig,body,body stamp,boutique label,wearing lavish original dress with lace and silk rose ribbon trim,watch and fob,multi-layered undergarments,socks,and shoes stamped "Modes de Paris".