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Large Papier-mache Child

Auction:
2476
Lot:
266
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$1,896$1,600

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2476
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 10, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Large Papier-mache Child, Germany, c. 1850, papier-mache shoulder head with molded and painted features, short curly black hair with brush stroked front bangs and tendrils in front of molded exposed ears, brown painted eyes, closed mouth, cloth body with kid arms, wearing a red wool dress with soutache trim and brown leather shoes, ht. 30 in., (very good).
Estimate $3,000-4,000

blacklighting shows evidence of minor paint touch-ups to face. some age wear to hands.

Keywords

Germany, minor paint, Embroidery, Shoe, Soutache

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