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German Bisque Brown-Haired Boy with Sculpted Tyrolean Cap

Lot Number: 
2
16" (41 cm.) Bisque shoulder head depicting a young man with sculpted short dark brown hair in deep curls,topped by a sculpted grey Tyrolean style cap with black band and green painted edging,painted facial features,blue eyes,red and black upper eyeliner,lightly-feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with outlined lips,original commercial muslin body with paper mache lower arms and legs,fancily painted grey boots,antique costume. Condition: generally excellent,paper mache right ankle reglued. Marks: F. Comments: Germany,circa 1880. Value Points: very rare model with unusual sculpted cap having fine decoration,and rare dark brown hair,original body.
Realized Price: 
$1,400
Presale Estimate: 
800/1200