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Outstanding French Bisque Bebe A.T. Size 1, by Andre Thuillier with Bisque Hands

Lot Number: 
17
11" (28 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, amber brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined heart-shaped lips, pierced ears, original blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid bebe body with gusset-jointing at hips, knees, and elbows, bisque forearms with delicately curled fingers, antique aqua silk dress with lace trim, undergarments, woven stockings, leather shoes signed C.M. and lavishly ribbon-trimmed bonnet. Condition: generally excellent, body especially sturdy. Marks: A 1 T (head) 1 (left shoulder) A.T. (right shoulder). Comments: Andre Thuillier, circa 1880, earliest period bebe by the illustrious French firm. Value Points: extremely rare bebe especially in this size 1, with superb state of preservation rivaled only by its beauty.
Realized Price: 
$46,000
Presale Estimate: 
32,000/38,000