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Grand French Bisque Bebe by Gaultier Freres with Beautiful Antique Costume

Lot Number: 
155
29" (74 cm.) Bisque socket head, large brown glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, wide brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with tiny stuck-out tongue tip, shaded and outlined lips, dimpled chin, brunette hand-tied human hair wig, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent, finish worn on left hand. Marks: F.G. (scroll) 12. Comments: Gaultier Freres, circa 1886. Value Points: very choice sculpting with plump cheeks enhanced by large eyes, original body, wearing superb antique cream woolen coat dress with embroidery, and matching bonnet with extended bavolet, undergarments, stockings, and shoes.
Realized Price: 
$5,500
Presale Estimate: 
3500/4500