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Rare German Bisque Character "Fany" by Marseille with Steiff Bunny

Lot Number: 
24
15" (38 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump cheeks and chin, small blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, short feathered brows, accented eye corners, closed mouth with downcast pouting lips, accent line between the lips, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden fully-jointed toddler body with plump tummy and side-hip jointing, nice antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 231 Fany A 2 M. Comments: Marseille, circa 1912. Value Points: rare model with most endearing wistful expression, finest bisque and painting, original body and body finish, antique costume, and carrying miniature bunny with original costume and label "Bib" by Steiff.
Realized Price: 
$2,000
Presale Estimate: 
2500/3800