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Very Rare French Bisque Bebe by Adelaide Huret with Original Wooden Articulated Body

Lot Number: 
98
17" (43 cm.) Bisque socket head with very full plump cheeks and bulbous shape of throat, painted blue down-glancing eyes with darker blue pupil rims, thick black eyeliner with decorative glaze at bottom rim, mauve blushed eyeshadow, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with dainty pursed lips, blonde mohair fleecy-curled wig over cork pate, all-wooden fully-articulated body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles. Condition: generally excellent, left baby finger missing. Comments: Maison Huret, circa 1875, Value Points: exceptional beauty of the wistful-faced bebe is achieved by hand-pressed detail of sculpting including tiny double chin, crinkles below the eyes and rounded nose, and with finest bisque, complexion and painting, original blue silk costume, bonnet, undergarments and cream kidskin shoes. $20,000/30,000
Realized Price: 
$31,000
Presale Estimate: 
20,000/30,000