Grand Bisque Lady Doll, S&H 1159, for the French Market with Original Daspres Body

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24" (61 cm.) Bisque socket head, brown glass eyes, painted eyeliner, dark painted curly lashes, brush-stroked brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig in upswept fashion, French fully-jointed composition lady body shaped to accommodate Edwardian era fashions, nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent, albeit V-shaped hairline at center forehead, Marks: S&H Dep 1159 11 (head) E./D.B. Paris La Patricienne (body). Comments: Edmund Daspres, successor to the Steiner firm in the early 1900s, presented his Edwardian lady with exaggerated bosom and tiny waist; the doll was made with various commissioned bisque heads including this. Value Points: commanding presence of the elegant lady, with original signed rare body.
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