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Bru Brevete Bebe Modele with Wardrobe

Auction:
2196
Lot:
210
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 Wardrobe, France, c. 1880, doll known as Mabel Violet Jeannette by her original owner, blue lined paperweight eyes, mauve eye shadow, open-closed expressive mouth, white line between lips, pierced ears, (very light surface scratch on left eyeball, dark spot of eyelash paint on upper left lid), marked 2 at crown, cork pate, blonde skin wig, fully articulated wooden Bebe Modele body, jointed wrists and ankles, dressed in champagne-colored silk with pale aubergine floral ribbon trim, chevron-trimmed wrist, suede hat, and high brown leather boots, retains trunk with original wardrobe consisting of green wool dress with brass buttons and gold feather stitching, navy pleat-front dress with cranberry fringed yoke, pink cotton dress with lace trim, cherry red jumper-style dress with black velvet ribbons decorating front, dentiled hem, white ruffled nightgown, four hats, and two pairs of shoes, doll ht. 17 3/4 in.
Estimate $18,000-22,000

Keywords

Mabel Violet Jeannette, original owner , France, eyelash paint, Fashion design, Hem, Nightgown, Pleat, Ruffle