Early Period French Bisque Bebe by Schmitt et Fils with Original Costume

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18" (46 cm.) Bisque socket head with rounded plump face, bright blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, dark eyeliner, arched feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with flat-cut derriere and straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bte SGDG 2 (head) Sch (symbol on base of derriere). Comments: Schmitt et Fils, circa 1878. Value Points: early bebe with splendid eyes, very beautiful pale complexion, original body and body finish, wonderful costume.
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