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Very Beautiful French Bisque Paris Bebe by Danel & Cie with Eiffel Tower Signature Body

Lot Number: 
160
16" (41 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils of distinctive pointy-tip nose, closed mouth with outlined shaded lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, lovely silk costume, French leather shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Paris-Bebe Tete Depose 6 (head) Paris Bebe Depose (on torso with symbol of Eiffel Tower). Comments: Danel & Cie, circa 1890, whose models were aimed at capturing the Jumeau marketplace, and against whom Emile Jumeau won a landmark lawsuit in 1892 rendering the Danel production to a very short period, and hence, very few dolls to be found today. Value Points: wonderfully-appointed modeling especially of distinctive nose and little rounded chin, loveliest bisque and painting, original signed body with original finish.
Realized Price: 
$7,750
Presale Estimate: 
3500/4200