9.5" Grace Putnam Bisque Head Bye lo Baby Doll

This is a circa 1922+ sweet 9.5" bisque head Bye lo baby doll designed by Grace Putnam. Bye lo baby dolls were designed by Grace Putnam based on a new born baby she saw. The design became so popular that it was made in sizes from 9-20" tall, and in many different materials such as: all bisque doll, bisque and composition, celluloid or wooden head with cloth body, sleep eyes or painted eyes. The heads were made by several companies and the markings differ depending on manufacturer. This one is marked on the back of the neck. Most of the mark is hidden but it says Copr. by Grace S Putnam Germany.

This bisque head Bye lo baby has glass sleep eyes, a non working cryer in the stomach of the cloth frog shaped body, and celluloid hands. The body is also stamped Bye lo Baby plus more that is illegible. This baby comes dressed in a diaper, socks (stained), a silk dress (torn) and a beaded necklace.

Condition of the bisque head is good. Sleep eyes function well. Body and hands are intact. Cryer doesn't work - which is typical. I would recommend a new dress to replace the torn silk one.

This is a sweet small size Bye lo baby to add to your collection. Give this baby a new gown and bonnet to make baby feel at home.

Item ID: SG14Jublb614

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