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Gorgeous Early Period French Bisque Bebe F.G. with Splendid Eyes and Rare Kid Body

Lot Number: 
5
25" (64 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate,very plump cheeks,blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading and darker iris rims,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,rose-blushed eye shadow,brush-stroked and feathered brows,accented eye corners,shaded nostrils,closed mouth with modeled tiny tongue tip,shaded and outlined lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,kid gusset-jointed bebe body with square cut collarette,wearing pretty antique dress,undergarments,stockings,black kid shoes,ruffled lace bonnet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F. 10 G. (head and shoulder plate) Paris No. 10 (original paper label on front torso). Comments: Gaultier,circa 1880,earliest period bebe with rare original kid body. Value Points: an especially beautiful bebe with most delicate pale bisque enhanced by artistic sculpting,rich decoration,and splendid eyes,rare large size of this early model.
Realized Price: 
$5,000
Presale Estimate: 
5500/7500