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Sonneberg Bisque Closed Mouth Doll with Lovely Silk Costume

Lot Number: 
292
12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head with flattened solid dome, brown glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde lambswool wig, Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body, straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 121 4. Comments: Sonneberg, mystery maker, circa 1885, the doll was designed to compete with the popular French bebe. Value Points: very dear little face wearing vintage ivory satin dress with braid and lace trim, lace frou-frou bonnet with silk ribbons.
Realized Price: 
$1,000
Presale Estimate: 
800/1100