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A Spectacular French Bisque Bebe,Size 13,by Schmitt et Fils with Original Body

Lot Number: 
3
28" (71 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with pear-shaped facial modeling,very plump cheeks,almond shaped eye sockets,brown glass paperweight inset eyes,thick dark eyeliner,painted lashes,mauve blushed eye shadow,widely arched brush-stroked brows with feathered detail,accented eye corners,shaded nostrils,closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips,pierced ears,dimpled chin and cheek corners,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with flat-cut derriere base,straight wrists,beautifully costumed in antique silk and lace dress,matching bonnet,undergarments,knit stockings,ivory silk shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: SCH (in shield) 13 (on head). (also marked SCH on derriere). Comments: Schmitt et Fils,circa 1884. Value Points: superb quality of sculpting with wonderfully defined features,finest quality bisque and painting,original body and body finish.
Presale Estimate: 
18,000/27,000