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German Bisque Closed Mouth Child, 979, by Simon and Halbig

Lot Number: 
53
17" (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes with darker blue outer iris rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, auburn human hair wig, Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 979 9. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1885. Value Points: wonderfully-modeled features on the rare early closed mouth doll, original body and body finish, antique dress is factory original.
Realized Price: 
$2,700
Presale Estimate: 
1100/1300