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Rare American Composition Portrait of Man by Dewees Cochran for Effanbee

Lot Number: 
171
14" (36 cm.) All-composition doll portraying an adult man,socket head with sharply defined features,strong nose and jaw,painted facial features,blue eyes,painted lashes and brows,closed mouth with stern expression,blonde human hair in side-part,five piece composition body with muscular torso and limbs,wearing original belted swimsuit. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: designed by Dewees Cochran for Effanbee,1938; it is recorded that 48 dolls were made although the model was never put into general production. Value Points: very rare portrait model of adult man,well-preserved,along with vintage studio photograph of the doll from its time of production.
Realized Price: 
$1,100
Presale Estimate: 
800/1200