11” BAHR & PROSCHILD 244 BELTON TO REPRESENT A NATIVE AMERICAN
Solid domed sienna tinted fired-in bisque socket head with flat top and three stringing holes on her original Sonneberg composition five piece body with molded and painted high lace boots in rose tones. Penetrating brown paperweight eyes with distinct pupils, painted upper and lower lashes, feathered and molded very expressive brows, closed mouth with shading and dark line between the lips, full, square cheeks, pierced ears with white glass bead earrings, antique brown mohair wig. Dressed in a n antique ethnic costume with burgundy felt bodice having glass metallic buttons and laces with cream lace edged sleeves, floral waist band and black cotton skirt. She also sports a dark velvet beret with spotted feathers
CONDITION: Excellent. Perfect, fine quality fired-in sienna tinted bisque with pleasant coloring and smooth surface, expert decoration of features and very crisp and deep modeling of attractive native American portrait with wonderful closed mouth—perhaps meant to represent a historical figure like Pocahontas or Sacagawea. The original warm brown body in fine original finish condition but the boots may have been retouched. This rarer version of the Bahr & Proschild 244 has a very memorable face, a lovely antique costume and very unusual modeling of the boots!!
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