27" ANGELIC Extraordinarily RARE French Paris Bebe By Danel Antique French Doll Superb!

My oh my! Did you think you knew every French Bebe on the market? Are you ready to be wowed COMPLETELY unique bebe wearing a gorgeous presentation dress? Just take one look at this angel! She has a gorgeous bisque socket head on a fully jointed French composition and wood body. Lovely light watery BLUE paperweight eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, multi stroked feathered arching brows, closed full mouth with shading and accents, pierced deeply modeled ears, gorgeous blond mohair wig with extensions. Wearing a lovely original pink grosgrain silk dress, blouson dropped waist, rows of tucks and hand smocked bodice, full sleeves with excellent couture work, pretty full cotton slip, cotton pantaloons, white socks, antique brown leather lace-up boots, gorgeous bebe bonnet with large shirred brim and wired with copious lace and ruffles, antique fob pin.




CONDITION: A hairline at the rear crown rim extends to the mold line (see photo). Otherwise she has, flawless pale bisque with expert painting of features and crisp modeling of very charming chubby face with pleasant color. The original body in very good condition. This French bebe has an extraordinary presence with a look of calm contentment. Her stunning features are painted with the skill of a seasoned artist giving her a very unique look. In 1892 the Jumeau firm challenged Danel in court for pirating the Jumeau design with the production of this doll. When Danel lost the lawsuit, Jumeau used the Paris Bebe Trademark for their own version with a character face. Here is a unique opportunity to own a piece of French doll history!!! When in perfect condition she books for $7500 plus! Our price.................................$3000.

Item ID: RLI-561

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$2,900 USD SOLD

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