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German Porcelain Lady Doll with Braided Chignon and Piquant Smile

Lot Number: 
281
24" (61 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead with oval face and elongated throat, black sculpted hair brought smoothly around the side of face and swept into a tightly-braided chignon at the back, painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single-stroke black brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with piquant smile, blushed cheeks, muslin stitch-jointed body, kid arms, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1870. Value Points: fine lustrous porcelain enhances the gracious presence of the doll.
Realized Price: 
$850
Presale Estimate: 
500/800