Sonneberg Bisque Closed Mouth Doll,Model 136,by Mystery Maker

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17" (43 cm.) Bisque socket head with very full cheeks and throat,blue glass inset eyes with rich spiral threading,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,brush-stroked and multi-feathered brows,rose blushed eye shadow,accented eye corners and nostrils,closed mouth with defined space between the shaded and outlined lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig,Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists,lovely antique dress,bonnet,undergarments,leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Mark: 136 12. Comments: mystery maker,Sonneberg,circa 1885,the model was designed to emulate the Bebe Triste of Jumeau which it closely resembles. Value Points: beautiful wide-eyed child with especially fine modeling and bisque,original body and body finish,lovely costume.
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