Splendid French Bisque Bebe by Schmitt et Fils with Original Body

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23" (58 cm.) Bisque socket head with pear-shaped face, almond-shaped blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, mauve-blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked and fringed brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with shaded outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with flat-cut derriere, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Sch (in shield) 4. Comments: Schmitt et Fils, circa 1882. Value Points: especially fine quality of sculpting giving wonderful definition to cheeks, eyes, and mouth, finest quality of bisque, original body and body finish.
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