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Bebe "Mascotte" by May Freres with Original Signed Body

Lot Number: 
183
20" (51 cm.) Bisque socket head,large amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes,thick dark eyeliner,lushly-painted lashes,rose-blushed eye shadow,thick brush-stroked and feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with outlined and glazed lips,pierced ears blonde mohair wig on cork pate,French composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent,body finish a bit scuffed. Marks: Mascotte 1 (head) Bebe Mascotte Paris (body). Comments: May Freres & Cie,circa 1895. Value Points: dramatic painting of eyes enhances their wonderful large size,lovely bisque,original signed body,lovely antique dress,undergarments,shoes and bonnet.
Realized Price: 
$5,500
Presale Estimate: 
2800/3500