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Four Bisque Dolls

Auction: Discovery - 2756TLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: October 09, 2014 10:00AM


Four Bisque Dolls, France and Germany, an S.F.B.J. #301 with fixed blue glass eyes, painted eyebrows and eyelashes, pierced ears, open mouth with inset top teeth, blonde wig with ringlets, jointed composition body, and white cotton and lace dress; a Kestner marked "J.D.K. 260 made in Germany" to back of head with sleeping blue glass eyes, painted eyebrows and eyelashes, applied eyelashes, open mouth with four inset top teeth, blonde wig, jointed composition body, white lace dress, and accompanying plastic baby doll (damaged); an Armand Marseille marked "Made in Germany Armand Marseille 390 12M" to back of head, with sleeping brown glass eyes, painted eyebrows and eyelashes, open mouth with inset top teeth, light brown wig, fully jointed composition body, white cotton dress, and straw hat; and an Armand Marseille shoulder head doll marked "Armand Marseille 370 A 2 1/2 M" to shoulder plate, with sleeping blue glass eyes (sleep mechanism faulty),painted eyebrows and eyelashes, open mouth with inset top teeth, brown curly wig, kid body with composition limbs, and chambray dress.

Provenance: The estate of Jeanne Hedberg.
Estimate $300-500

S.F.B.J.: 24 in.
Kestner: 19 in.
A.M. 390 with straw hat: 18 in.
A.M. 370 with blue dress: 21 in.

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Germany, France, Jeanne Hedberg