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German Bisque Bobbed Hair Googly, Model 163, by Hertel and Schwab

Lot Number: 
124
16" (41 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, sculpted orange hair in bobbed fashion with forelock curl, blue glass side-glancing googly sleep eyes, dark eyeliner, painted long curly lashes, one-stroke brows, closed mouth with watermelon slice-shaped smile, composition and wooden ball-jointed toddler body with side-hip jointing, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 163 6. Comments: Hertel and Schwab for Strobel & Wilkin, circa 1912, the model was inspired by the Campbell Kid designs of Grace Drayton. Value Points: especially fine modeling with impressed dimples and laughter crinkles at eye corners, mouth, and cheeks, finest quality of bisque, original toddler body and body finish. 
Realized Price: 
$6,000
Presale Estimate: 
4000/5000