Very Fine French Bebe with Original Rare Body by Petit & Dumoutier

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22" (56 cm.) Pale pressed bisque socket head with very plump rounded facial modeling, large blue glass paperweight inset eyes, thick dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, multi-feathered brows, small rounded nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth with accent line between the lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with loose-ball- jointing, and distinctive metal hands, well costumed in antique velvet suit, white shirt with Buster Brown collar, socks, leather shoes, velvet cap. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Petit & Dumoutier, circa 1882. Value Points: very rare model in fine large size with outstanding bisque and modeling, dramatic eyes that contrast the very pale bisque, original rare body. Ex-Lucy Morgan Collection.
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