Darling Bye-Lo baby with 9-1/2" head circumference amongst the smallest of this type and dressed in her original costume, circa 1924.
Lovely bisque flange head with incised markings on the neck: "Copr by // Grace S Putnam // MADE IN GERMANY" believed to be made by the Kestner Porcelain Factory.
The facial painting is superb with faint blonde brows, outlined eye cuts with individually painted upper and lower lashes, even red nostril dots, and mouth with slightly pouting lips. The cheeks are evenly blushed and there are no scratches or wear. The blue glass sleep eyes are perfectly working and in their original set.
The body is the muslin frog body with a crier that works intermittently. The celluloid hands are perfect. There is evidence of a very faint red stamp on the body, with only the "BYE" showing. Many bodies were not marked at all, but when they are, it is a diagonal stamp across the front torso.
The original costume includes long dress with lace (a few very faint tiny stains and overall age darkening), full slip, flannel diaper, socks, and crocheted bonnet. The costume could use a gentle soaking to brighten it up. If you would like to have it done before shipment, please inquire about timing and cost. I only charge a nominal fee to cover my time and next to nothing if you do the ironing.
The head circumference is 9-1/2" and the baby measures 10-1/2" long with head attached.
Shipping note: We remove the heads to inspect and photograph and then pack the inside with tissue paper to protect the eye mechanism during shipping. We will be happy to include easy directions for reattaching the head if you request it at time of order.
Item ID: GB-JA760
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