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Petite Sonneberg Closed Bisque Doll in the French Manner

Lot Number: 
227
10" (25 cm.) Bisque socket head with flattened solid dome, brown glass inset eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1. Comments: Sonneberg, mystery maker, circa 1882, the doll closely resembles the early French bebe whose market the Sonneberg makers sought to capture. Value Points: rare petite size with eight-loose-ball-jointed body with original finish, choice bisque.
Realized Price: 
$1,200
Presale Estimate: 
600/900

Vintage Barbie - The Thomas Romanotto Collection - Auction, March 12-13, 2022

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