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Pair, German Bisque Marquis and Marquise in Luxury Presentation for the French Market

Lot Number: 
48
8" (20 cm.) dolls. Each has bisque socket head, blue glass sleep eyes, painted features, open mouth, four tiny teeth, mohair wig, composition body with jointing at shoulders and hips. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1078 Simon & Halbig S&H Germany 3/0. Comments: for the French market, circa 1890. Value Points: the elegant pair are wearing richly embellished silk costumes of Marquis and Marquise and are presented, unplayed with, in luxury silk-covered box with embroidered lid and delicate image of a courtly couple on the inside lid.
Realized Price: 
$950
Presale Estimate: 
1200/1600