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German Character Girl, 7956, by Gebruder Heubach

Lot Number: 
4
19" (48 cm). Pink tinted bisque socket-head with detail of sculpting so pronounced as to appear as though hand-sculpted, sculpted tousled light brown hair with forelock detail, intaglio blue side-glancing eyes with prominent pupils and white eyedots, brushstroked brows, brown and incised eyeliner, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with shaded lips, two modeled teeth, impressed dimple in lower lip and cheeks, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique dress and undergarments. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 7956 Heubach (square) Germany (head) (Holz-masse symbol on back torso). Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912. Value Points: extraordinary detail of sculpting enhances the character expression, choicest bisque and painting, original signed body and body finish. The doll is featured on pages 74_75 of "Heubach Dolls and Figurines" by Lydia Richter.
Realized Price: 
$17,000
Presale Estimate: 
5000/7500