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Rare German Bisque Closed Mouth Child, 938, by Alt, Beck and Gottschalk

Lot Number: 
220
14" (36 cm.) Bisque socket head with plump cheeks and throat, blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, dark eyeshadow, lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pertly-shaped lips, unpierced ears, white lambswool wig, composition eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 938 #7. Comments: Alt, Beck and Gottschalk, circa 1880. Value Points: rare model with most endearing expression, finest bisque and painting, beautiful eyes, original body and body finish, antique dress and bonnet. 
Realized Price: 
$3,000
Presale Estimate: 
1100/1400