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Stunningly Beautiful French Bisque Bebe A.T.,Size 3,by Thuillier

Lot Number: 
6
13" (33 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate,large pale blue glass paperweight eyes with brilliant color and depth,dark eyeliner,delicately painted lashes,rose blushed eye shadow,brush-stoked and feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with defined space between the outlined lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,kid bebe body with gusset-jointing at elbows,hips and knees,bisque lower arms and hands,wearing antique ice blue silk ensemble,undergarments,stockings,leather shoes signed "3". Condition: generally excellent,one finger of left hand is restored. Marks: A. 3 T. (head) 3 (left shoulder) A.T. (right shoulder). Comments: Thuillier,circa 1882,the first period model of his illustrious bebe. Value Points: the rarity of the early period A.T. kid-bodied bebe in this small size is further enhanced by its stunning beauty,exemplary sculpting,bisque and painting,spectacular eyes,original sturdy body.
Realized Price: 
$100,000
Presale Estimate: 
25,000/35,000