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Early French Bisque Character Lady Head

Auction:
2196
Lot:
337
Sold for:
$2,585$2,200

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

Description:

Early French Bisque Character Lady Head, c. 1860s, blue painted intaglio eyes, red line above, stroke and dot gray-brown eyebrows, long aquiline nose, open-closed mouth with molded painted teeth, slight smile and dimples, extremely fine modeling, mold lines on face suggest a four-part mold, deeply sculpted ears, (light half-inch hairline at crown), swivel neck on shoulder plate with suggestion of molded bosom, reflective of seldom-seen Cruchet doll, ht. 4 3/8 in.

Literature: Theimer, Polichinelle, Vol. 5, p. 79.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

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