23" FRENCH BEBE MASCOTTE
Bisque socket head on a fully jointed French body with jointed wrists. Beautiful almond shaped blue paperweight eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, multi stroke feathered brows, closed mouth with shading and accents, pierced ears with pretty earrings, lovely honey blond mohair wig. Wearing a lovely antique pale pink cotton bebe dress with lace trim and pale pink silk sash with bow, antique underwear, antique black net socks antique French black leather shoes. All topped off with a wonderful antique pink silk hat with lace overlay and lace ruffles and pink silk shirred ribbon, faux pearl choker necklace.
MARKS: M 9
CONDITION: Excellent. Virtually flawless, the powdery pale bisque head with very gentle coloring, expert painting of delicate features, crisp modeling of serene and loving face with a wonderful smile. The body in clean and sturdy original finish condition with just minor retouch to the right hand, forearm and lower legs. This stunningly pretty French Bebe this little known maker has the look of a Figure C Steiner and the definite appeal of the French Bebes of her period. A very special and memorable French doll! She is sure to get "under your skin!"