Very Rare and Delightful German Bisque Character, 8050, by Gebruder Heubach

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17" (43 cm.) Solid domed pink-tinted bisque socket head depicting young girl with sculpted brown hair having loose curls at the forehead, drawn into two narrow coiled braids at nape and decorated with a blue glazed ribbon, sculpted facial features, intaglio dark blue eyes with large black pupils and white beaded eye dots, short feathered brows, rounded nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth modeled as though open with two rows of teeth, accented lips, sculpted ears, composition and wooden fully-jointed body, antique school girl costume with multi-layered cotton and flannel petticoats, pantalets, skirt, shawl, apron, shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Heubach (in square) 8050 Germany 1. Comments: Gebruder Heubach, circa 1910. Value Points: the rarity of this model is delightfully enhanced by the wonderful laughing expression, unusual sculpted hair, deeply impressed eye crinkles and impressed cheek dimples, finest quality of bisque. Ex-Lucy Morgan Collection.
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