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German Bisque Character "Whistling Jim" by Gebruder Heubach

Lot Number: 
122
11" (28 cm.) Solid domed bisque head with painted blonde boyish hair,painted facial features,intaglio dark blue side- glancing eyes,painted lashes and brows,accented nostrils,closed mouth with "O" shaped whistling hole in lips,original muslin body with whistling bellows in torso,composition hands. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 6774 Heubach (square) Germany. Comments: Heubach,circa 1915,marketed as "Whistling Jim",the doll emits a whistle when bellows squeezed. Value Points: rarer model with wonderful expression,working whistler,great Scottish costume.
Realized Price: 
$1,200
Presale Estimate: 
800/1200