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French Bisque Character, 226, by SFBJ in Original Uniform Costume

Lot Number: 
219
20" (51 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, painted light brown boyish hair, blue glass inset eyes with paperweight-like effect, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, angled brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth modeled as though open with suggestion of tongue, shaded and accented lips, French composition fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, three small paint skip dots high on forehead. Marks: 226. Comments: SFBJ, circa 1915. Value Points: outstanding modeling on the larger size of this series that is rare-to-find, especially good details around the mouth and chin, original body and body finish, wearing antique uniform of grey ribbed twill with red stripes, having celluloid collar and cuffs, medals, matching cap, wrist watch, and tall brown boots, in fine unplayed with condition.
Realized Price: 
$1,250
Presale Estimate: 
1500/1800