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German Bisque "Living Eye" Googly, Model 248, with Modeled Cap by Herm Steiner

Lot Number: 
314
11" (28 cm.) Bisque head with flanged neck, sculpted blue stocking cap with tassel, over-sized ears, blue "living eyes", closed mouth with painted teeth, muslin body with composition hands, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, some wear on composition hands. Marks: DRGM 954642 248. Comments: Herm Steiner, circa 1927. The exact doll is shown in the book The History and Art of Googlies, page 94. Value Points: rare model with great expression, painted unusual curved brows, painted clown decorations, impressed dimples at cheeks and lip corners, and rare style of googly eyes. 
Realized Price: 
$900
Presale Estimate: 
1200/1500