German Bisque Art Character, 1263, by Franz Schmidt with Captivating Expression

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12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head with highly-defined features, painted small blue eyes with black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, rounded nose, closed mouth with very full lips having center accent line, brunette mohair wig with coiled side braids, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique red cotton dress with pinafore, undergarments, red shoes, socks. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks: Deponiert F.S. & Co. 1263/30 Germany. Comments: Franz Schmidt, circa 1910. Value Points: very rare art character with compelling pensive expression achieved by deeply-defined modeling around the eyes and mouth
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