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German Bisque Doll with Twill-over Wooden Body by Simon and Halbig

Lot Number: 
126
13" (33 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate,cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes,painted lashes,feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with accented lips,ears pierced into head,blonde mohair wig,stretched-twill-over- wooden body with bisque forearms,neatly sculpted hands,dowel-jointing at elbows,hips and knees,shapely torso. Condition: generally excellent,twill a bit dusty,left thumb restored. Comments: Simon and Halbig,circa 1875. Value Points: rare early doll with beautiful pale bisque contrasting the brilliant blue eyes,rare original body,costume included.
Realized Price: 
$2,700
Presale Estimate: 
1200/1500