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Precious French Bisque Bebe, 5/0, by Rabery and Delphieu in Diminutive Size

Lot Number: 
3
11" (28 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, delicate rose blushing, accented eye corners, painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with rosebud-shaped lips, dimpled chin, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists, lovely silk costume with aqua ribbons, aqua kidskin shoes, woven bonnet, undergarments. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: R 5/0 D. Comments: Rabery and Delphieu, early period bebe from the firm, circa 1880. Value Points: especially precious expression on the petite bebe with loveliest bisque, original body and body finish.
Realized Price: 
$5,250
Presale Estimate: 
3200/3800