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German Paper Mache Lady with Braided Chignon

Lot Number: 
47
9" (23 cm.) Paper mache shoulder head with very slender oval face and elongated throat,black sculpted hair drawn around the sides,over her ears,and captured in a braided chignon at the back,painted turquoise eyes,black upper eyeliner and brows,closed mouth,cloth torso and upper limbs,wooden lower arms and legs,painted shoes. Condition: generally excellent,some body repair. Comments: Germany,circa 1860. Value Points: especially pleasing oval-shaped face and slender throat,wearing original cotton plaid dress and antique undergarments.
Realized Price: 
$500
Presale Estimate: 
400/600