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Beautiful French Bisque Bebe by Schmitt et Fils in Early Costume

Lot Number: 
247
15" (38 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with rounded facial shape,blue glass enamel inset eyes with spiral-threading,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,brush-stroked and feathered brows,accented eye corners,mauve-blushed eye shadow,shaded nostrils,pierced ears,auburn mohair wig over cork pate,French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with flat-cut derriere and straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Sch (in shield) 1 (head) Sch (in shield,bottom of derriere). Comments: Schmitt et Fils,circa 1880. Value Points: the richly-decorated eyes and plump facial shape appealingly contrast the delicate complexion,original body and body finish,antique maroon woolen dress that seems original,undergarments,stockings,shoes,woven bonnet.
Realized Price: 
$7,500
Presale Estimate: 
8000/11,000