French Bisque Art Character Sculpted by Albert Marque

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20" (51 cm.) Bisque socket head with highly-artistic sculpting achieved by a unique four-part mold used only for this doll, heart-shaped face with elongated slender throat, pronounced definition of facial planes especially temple, cheeks and chin line, softly-rounded nose tip, blue glass paperweight eyes with spiral threading and darker blue outer rims, dark fringed eyeliner, painted dark curly lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with petulantly-shaped outlined lips, well-modeled pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig, Jumeau composition and wooden fully-jointed body, pretty antique costume. Condition: faint hairline at back of head, body not original. Marks: A Marque (incised on head). Comments: the remarkable art character doll designed by Albert Marque during the Renaissance of the French Doll era, circa 1916. Value Points: the extremely rare doll, of which it is noted that only 100 models were made, has exemplary modeling enhancing the poignant expression.
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