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Beautiful German All-Bisque Doll Known as French Wrestler

Lot Number: 
289
9" (23 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque torso with muscular definition, blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, rose blushed eye shadow and cheeks, accented nostrils and eye corners, slightly-parted lips, two square cut upper teeth and one lower, waist-length blonde mohair wig, loop-jointed bisque arms and legs with modeled bent elbows, very shapely legs with tiny ankles, painted white stockings, black heeled ankle boots with six laces. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 12. Comments: Germany, circa 1880. Value Points: an especially beautiful example of the sought-after doll, with exquisite shading, well-modeled body, antique costume includes rare miniature bourrelet cap. 
Realized Price: 
$2,000
Presale Estimate: 
800/1300