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Bru Brevete Bebe Modele with Painted Teeth

Auction:
2196
Lot:
130
Sold for:
$18,800$16,000

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Auction:
Sale #2196 - 2196
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
April 12, 2003 10:00AM

Description:

Bru Brevete Bebe Modele with Painted Teeth, France, c. 1880, brown paperweight eyes, full cheeks, rare variation of Bebe Modele with open-closed mouth and painted upper and lower teeth, (hairline from right eye to crown, small eye chip at corner of right eye), impressed 3 at crown, blonde skin wig, fully articulated wooden bebe body with mortise and tenon joints, white cotton undergarments, pink silk satin and faille dress and hat, creamy white leather ankle-strap shoes marked script B in an oval 2, lace and ribbon festooned straw hat, ht. 19 in.

Literature: Doll News, Fall, 1994 describes this doll in an exhibit of dolls with wardrobes.
Estimate $13,000-15,000

Keywords

France, Bebe, Mortise and tenon