German Bisque Closed Mouth Child Doll, Model 204, by Bahr and Proschild

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26" (66 cm.) Bisque socket head with flattened solid dome, large blue glass eyes with rich spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, rose-blushed eyeshadow, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, dimpled chin, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists, antique costume. Marks: 204 17. Comments: Bahr and Proschild, circa 1890s. Value Points: very expressive features achieved by rich sculpting and dramatic spiral-threaded eyes.
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