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German Bisque Character "Fany" by Marseille with Wonderful Antique Costume

Lot Number: 
10
19" (48 cm.) Bisque socket head, small blue glass sleep eyes, painted curly lashes, arched lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with downcast pouting expression, very plump cheeks and chin, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden fully-jointed toddler body with well-detailed muscular and chubby shape. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 231 Fany DRMG 248/1 A 5 M. Comments: Marseille, circa 1912. Value Points: rarely found model from this firm, its rarity rivaled by outstanding sculpting and quality of bisque, original body and body finish, wonderful antique costume, and carrying little Steiff lamb "Snucki".
Presale Estimate: 
3500/4500