Sonneberg Bisque Child Doll,Model 117,for the French Market

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19" (48 cm.) Bisque socket head with flattened solid dome,large brown glass eyes,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,brush-stroked and feathered brows,closed mouth with very full outlined lips,pierced ears,brunette mohair wig,Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 117 10. Comments: mystery maker,Sonneberg,circa 1885,the doll was made to resemble the French bebe with the intention of capturing that luxury market. Value Points: an especially beautiful face with luminous large eyes and full lips.
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