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German Bisque Painted Eye Character, 500, by Erste Steinbacher in Factory-Original Costume

Lot Number: 
292
15" (38 cm.) Bisque socket head, painted facial features, painted downcast blue eyes, single-stroke brows, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips in pouting expression, brunette mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 500 G&H 2. Comments: Erste Steinbacher, circa 1923, the firm was then under the direction of Robert Carl and Gustav Heubach (hence the GH initials); the firm had been in existence since 1900 under various owners. Only two characters have been identified: 500 and 510. Value Points: very rare painted eye character with well-defined pouting expression, original body, wig and costume.
Realized Price: 
$900
Presale Estimate: 
1100/1400