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Rare Small-Sized Neopolitan Presepio Villager with Original Costume

Lot Number: 
78
7" (18 cm.) Terra cotta shoulder head turned to the side and upward,having a bald pate with sculpted grey hair at the sides and back,painted facial features,tiny enamel eyes,sculpted brows,large nose,closed mouth,prominent chin,hemp-wrapped armature body with terra-cotta hands and feet,expressively-posed fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Neopolitan,early 19th century. Value Points: rare small model with superb detail of sculpting and painting,original silk and velvet costume,leather satchel.
Realized Price: 
$450
Presale Estimate: 
400/600