302 . A French Doll's Schoolroom with Nine Bisque Dolls and Furnishings from Exhibition at the Famed Musee de la Poupee in Paris
12" (30 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump modeling of cheeks and chin, tiny blue glass sleep eyes, fringed upper lashes, one-stroke angled brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accent line between lips, blonde mohair wig with coiled side braids, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, factory costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1418 3. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1912, from their 1400 character series, only one or two other examples of this rare model are known to exist today. Value Points: the rarity of the doll is rivaled by its wonderfully-achieved character expression, finest bisque and painting, original wig, original body finish, early factory costume.