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Sonneberg Bisque Closed Mouth Child by Ernst Grossman

Lot Number: 
197
15" (38 cm.) Bisque socket head with flattened solid dome, blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, rose-blushed eyeshadow, cheeks and chin, closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips, pierced ears, auburn mohair wig, Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 8. Comments: Ernst Grossman, Sonneberg, circa 1880, (see comments for #198). Value Points: beautifully-painted features of the rare early doll, original body and body finish, factory original sailor costume.
Realized Price: 
$850
Presale Estimate: 
1200/1500