Sonneberg Bisque Closed Mouth Doll with Glowing Cafe-Au-Lait Complexion

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12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head with flattened solid dome, glowing cafe-au-lait complexion, brown glass inset eyes, painted lashes, dark brown brushstroked feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth, row of beaded teeth, outlined lips, pierced ears, black mohair wig, Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent, tiny flakes at pierced ear holes. Marks: 121 6. Comments: Sonneberg, mystery maker, circa 1880, the model closely resembles the "circle-dot" bebe of Leon Casimir Bru whose market the Sonneberg maker sought to capture. Value Points: rare little doll with gleaming complexion, original body and body finish, wearing factory-original chemise.
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