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Beautiful Petite French Bisque Bebe by Schmitt et Fils in Presentation Box with Trousseau

Lot Number: 
204
12" (30 cm.) doll. 14" x 11" box. Bisque socket head, plump rounded face, blue glass spiral-threaded eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, accented lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, cupped hands, flat-cut derriere. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bte SGDG 3/0 (head) (Schmitt symbol on derriere). Comments: Schmitt et Fils, circa 1880, their early period registered model bebe. Value Points: rare petite size has finest delicate bisque and painting, original body and body finish, presented in early boutique box, suggestive of Au Paradis des Enfants, wearing flowered cotton frock, lace trimmed bonnet, leather slippers, and having additional undergarments, rose twill dress, cotton jacket, ivory silk bonnet and accessories including opera glasses, perfume bottle, fan, and comb.
Realized Price: 
$14,000
Presale Estimate: 
8000/11,000