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French Bisque Bebe by Rabery and Delphieu with Delicate Bisque

Lot Number: 
273
20" (51 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump cheeks, brown glass paperweight inset eyes, very delicate bisque, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, shaded nostrils, closed mouth, shaded and outlined lips, dimpled chin, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, red silk dress. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: R 1 D. Comments: Rabery and Delphieu, circa 1888. Value Points: beautiful pale bisque contrasts the rich dark decoration of eyes and mouth.
Realized Price: 
$2,500
Presale Estimate: 
3000/3700