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German Wax Creche Figure with Fully-Articulated Body

Lot Number: 
58
12" (30 cm.) Poured wax head with downcast enamel inset eyes,heavy eyelids,closed mouth with smiling expression,brown sculpted wax-dipped hair in long ringlet curls,coronet of flowers and leaves around the crown,all-wooden torso and legs with dowel-jointing at hips and knees,cloth- over-armature upper arms,wax forearms,painted shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany,early 19th century. Value Points: beautifully-sculpted ringlet hair with coronet,rare body style,wearing ivory satin gown with gold metallic threads,floral corsage,linen undergarment.
Realized Price: 
$500
Presale Estimate: 
800/1100