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French Bisque "Paris Bebe" by Danel & Cie with Rare Eiffel Tower Signature Body

Lot Number: 
90
25" (64 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined shaded lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Paris-Bebe Tete Depose 11 (head) Paris Bebe Depose (on torso with symbol of Eiffel Tower). Comments: Danel & Cie, circa 1890, whose models were aimed at capturing the Jumeau marketplace, and against whom Emile Jumeau won a landmark lawsuit in 1892 rendering the Danel production to a very short period, and hence, very few dolls to be found today. Value Points: beautiful creamy bisque enhances the wide-eyed gaze, original body and body finish.
Realized Price: 
$4,200
Presale Estimate: 
4500/5500