German Bisque Art Character, 550, by Marseille with Toy Rattle

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16" (41 cm.) Bisque socket head, small brown glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, short feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with shy smile, brunette hand-tied human hair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Germany 550 A 4 M DRGM. Comments: Marseille, circa 1912. Value Points: shy smile with pert expression, impressed cheek dimples, original body finish, wearing antique white linen sailor costume, carrying whistle and rattle with lithographed scenes of children playing.
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