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Beautiful French Bisque Bebe, 3/0, by Rabery and Delphieu with Splendid Eyes

Lot Number: 
4
13 1/2" (34 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, rose-blushed eyeshadow, painted lashes, brushstroked brows with feathered highlights, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with rosebud-shaped lips, dimpled chin, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: R 3/0 D. Comments: Rabery and Delphieu, early period bebe, circa 1880. Value Points: finest delicately shaded pale bisque complexion enhanced by splendid eyes, original body and body finish.
Presale Estimate: 
3200/3800