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Early French Bisque Bebe by Schmitt et Fils

Lot Number: 
74
17" (43 cm). Pressed bisque socket head with rounded facial modeling, pale blue glass enamel inset eyes with spiral threading, lightly painted lashes and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with shaded and detailed lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair fleecy wig over cork pate, Schmitt composition and wooden eight-loose-ball jointed body with flat- cut derriere, straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Bte SGDG 2 (head) Sch (in shield, on derriere). Comments: Schmitt et Fils, circa 1882. Value Points: very beautiful delicately featured bebe has finest quality of bisque, original body and body finish, early cashmere gray dress with lace and maroon silk trim appears original, undergarments, leather shoes.
Realized Price: 
$9,500
Presale Estimate: 
9000/12,000