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Rare German Bisque Character Known as "Wendy", Model 2033, by Bruno Schmidt

Lot Number: 
41
19" (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, large blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with very full outlined lips, impressed philtrum and chin dimples, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, original body and body finish. Marks: 2033 BSW (in heart) 537 8. Comments: Bruno Schmidt, the model known as "Wendy", circa 1912. The model became known as "Wendy" after it appeared on the cover of an early doll book, Wendy and Friends by Madelaine Selfridge. Value Points: especially beautiful model with distinctive sculpting, especially of nose and mouth, and with impressed chin and philtrum dimples, beautifully formed mouth, all enhanced by finest quality of bisque, original factory chemise dress, shoes and socks.  $7000/9000 
Realized Price: 
$12,000
Presale Estimate: 
7000/9000

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