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Wonderful French Bisque Bebe Attributed to Joanny

Lot Number: 
31
25" (64 cm.) Bisque socket head with very plump cheeks,large deep blue glass paperweight eyes,thick dark eyeliner,painted lashes,rose-blushed eye shadow,brush-stroked and multi-feathered brows,accented eye corners,shaded nostrils,closed mouth with outlined and shaded lips,pierced ears,brunette human hair wig over cork pate,French composition fully-jointed plump body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 12. Comments: attributed to Joseph Louis Joanny,circa 1882,the firm was located at the prestigious Rue de Rivoli,and created small numbers of prestige bebes each year,each with this distinctive facial modeling. Value Points: an especially beautiful model with large deep eyes,finest bisque and complexion,original body and body finish,wonderful antique costume with scenes of children in outdoor play scenes,undergarments,stockings,shoes,and bonnet.
Realized Price: 
$5,750
Presale Estimate: 
5600/7500