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Petite Sonneberg Bisque Doll with Unusual Dowel Neck Attachment

Lot Number: 
77
10" (25 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head with flat-cut neck socket,blue glass inset eyes,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig,Sonneberg composition body with jointing at shoulders,hips and knees and dowel at throat area for attachment to head. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 2. Comments: Sonneberg,mystery maker,circa 1882,the doll was designed to emulate the popular French bebe and capture its market. Value Points: very gentle features and lovely bisque,original rare body and body finish.
Realized Price: 
$1,000
Presale Estimate: 
700/900