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Three-faced Bisque Head Baby in Swaddled Clothing

Auction:
2345
Lot:
732
Sold for:
$764$650

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Three-faced Bisque Head Baby in Swaddled Clothing, probably Carl Bergner, Sonneberg, Germany, late 19th century, head with three faces, two with brown glass eyes, a laughing and a crying with molded tears, one with eyes painted as sleeping, serene expression, metal ring on top of papier-mache head turns the heads and hides the unwanted ones, swaddling clothes are stitched on, unable to determine if there is a shoulderplate or only the cloth forming the body, all covered in lace-trimmed organdy, elaborate lace-trimmed white cotton baby bonnet, overall lg. 11 in.
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

Baby, Bisque Head , Carl Bergner, Sonneberg, Germany, metal ring, Corsetry, Organdy, Swaddling