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Original French Bisque Gentleman with Mustache

Lot Number: 
14
13" (33 cm.) Bisque shoulder-plate,blue glass enamel inset eyes,painted lashes and brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth,extravagantly modeled and painted curling mustache,brunette mohair wig over cork pate,kid poupee body with stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French,circa 1880,probably Gaultier. Value Points: rare modeled mustache,the gentleman wears a fine suit and symbols representing his role as a wine-maker including silk twill vest with hand-painted grape leaves,woolen suit,and cap,boutonniere of white grapes and grape leaf,medallion award ribbon,and wooden handled scythe.
Realized Price: 
$2,800
Presale Estimate: 
3000/4000