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French Bisque Bebe A.T. by Thuillier in Rare Petite Size 13

Lot Number: 
3
13" (33 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate,blue glass paperweight inset eyes,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,brush-stroked and multi-feathered brows,accented eye corners and nostrils,closed mouth with outlined lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,French kid bebe body with gusset-jointing,square cut kid collarette,bisque lower arms and hands,antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: A.T. 4 (head and shoulder plate). Comments: Thuillier,circa 1882. Value Points: very beautiful early model by the prestigious luxury firm with entrancing expression,very fine painting including delicately blushed eye shadow and cheeks,finest bisque and sculpting,original sturdy body,original beautifully sculpted hands,fine antique costume including leather shoes signed C.M.
Realized Price: 
$52,000
Presale Estimate: 
30,000/40,000