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German Porcelain Half-Doll on Gilt-Cased Metal Porcelain Vanity Box for the French Market

Lot Number: 
225
7" (18 cm.) diam. 9"h. Waist-up porcelain half-doll of nude lady with curly brown sculpted hair held by a turquoise hair band, her head tilted downward, and her arms extended in a graceful manner. The half-doll is wearing a gilt metallic halter which is attached to a flared metallic frame designed to appear as her skirt, and which covers the porcelain vanity bowl. The bowl frame is incised "France" and "Bte SGDG Depose" and the porcelain bowl is marked Limoges. Excellent condition. Dressel & Kister half-doll for the French market, circa 1920, the elegant lady is beautifully-fitted to the filigree gilt frame. A larger version of the same half-doll is #228 in this catalog.
Realized Price: 
$500
Presale Estimate: 
500/800

Vintage Barbie - The Thomas Romanotto Collection - Auction, March 12-13, 2022

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