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French Bisque Bebe by Blampoix with Early Neck Swivel

Lot Number: 
168
16" (41 cm.) Pale bisque swivel head with flat-cut neck socket that accommodates to matching shoulderplate and allows the head to only turn side to side (realistically) rather than complete (unrealistic) pivot, small blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth with center accent line, ash blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupee body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, wearing pretty antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: B. 3 S. Comments: Blampoix, circa 1860. Value Points: rare early poupee with distinctive head swivel.
Realized Price: 
$2,400
Presale Estimate: 
2000/2800