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Very Dear French Bisque Bebe Schmitt in Original Costume

Lot Number: 
99
12" (30 cm.) Pressed bisque socket head with plump facial shape and very pale bisque,large pale blue enamel eyes with spiral threading,dark eyeliner,rose-blushed eye shadow,feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with accented lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over original pink plaster pate,French composition and wooden eight-loose-ball-jointed body with straight wrists and distinctive flat-cut bottom of derriere. Condition: Bte SGDG 3/0 (head) Sch (in shield,on flat cut of derriere). Comments: Schmitt et Fils,circa 1878. Value Points: most beautiful early bebe with shy wide-eyed expression,lovely bisque and painting,original body and body finish,antique white pique costume with cutwork trim,matching undergarments,woven bonnet,leather shoes,socks,and with her own little pup.
Realized Price: 
$7,750
Presale Estimate: 
8000/11,000