Rare Heubach Bisque Character Boy

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17" (43 cm). Solid domed bisque socket head with pink-tinted bisque, sculpted hair with modelled forelock curls, modelled stuck-out ears, intaglio blue painted eyes glancing to the left with prominent black glazed pupils and white eyedots, black and incised eyeliner, short stroke brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with very full and shaded lips, impressed dimples at lip corners, composition and wooden ball- jointed body. CONDITION: Generally excellent. MARKS: Heubach (in square) 35 Germany. COMMENTS: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1912, from their early character series, the model is probably 8035 (although the 80 is imperceptible), a partner to the girl character 8050 (see next lot). VALUE POINTS: An exceptionally rare model of the Heubach firm with superb modelling appearing as though pressed and choicest bisque and painting, wonderful original costume in the folklore style.
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