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German Bisque Head Musical Jester Doll

Auction:
2756T
Lot:
1030
Sold for:
$677$550

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Auction:
Discovery - 2756T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 09, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

German Bisque Head Musical Jester Doll, impressed only "7/0" to back of neck, with fixed blue glass eyes, painted eyelashes and eyebrows, open mouth with inset top teeth, swivel neck, faded orange and white jester jumpsuit costume with ruffled trim and matching cap, red and white striped stockings, carved wood hands, and musical box body, ht. 11 in.

Provenance: From the Estate of Jeanne Hedberg.
Estimate $500-700

Music box works when pressed, pull string will sound one or two notes but not a prolonged melody.
Two chips to forehead, scattered few others along scalp line and above doll's right ear. Soiling to face. Hat glued down.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Germany, Musical Jester Doll, Bisque Head, Jeanne Hedberg

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