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French Bisque Bebe by Gaultier,Early Block Letter Model with Gorgeous Bisque

Lot Number: 
294
12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head with plump facial modeling that contrasts very pale complexion,blue glass paperweight inset eyes,thick dark eyeliner,painted lashes,brush-stroked and feathered brows,rose-blushed eye shadow,accented eye corners and nostrils,closed mouth with very full outlined and shaded lips,pierced ears,blonde lambswool wig over cork pate,French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists and flat-cut derriere. Condition: generally excellent,body is correctly sized and of the proper period but is not original. Marks: F. 4 G. (incised) (shield mark on flat-cut of derriere). Comments: Gaultier,circa 1880,on early body by Schmitt et Fils. Value Points: very beautiful model with superb painting,fine antique costume,bonnet,leather shoes and socks.
Realized Price: 
$2,900
Presale Estimate: 
3500/4500