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Antique French Bisque character doll with lovely glowing bisque, original toddler body. This 27 inch child, marked only 247 SFBJ, has a spectacular complexion and expressive, intelligent blue sleep eyes. You are going to be able to spend hours talking to this young one, as she listens very well. Her head is in perfect condition. I am not sure this is her original wig, but it is lovely and suits her perfectly. There are two factory-related items that should be noted, not significant but mentioned for the sake of completeness: at center top back of her head, there is a mark from a sculptor's tool, and there is a firing crack on the left side of where her head markings are. Sleep eyes work perfectly; there is a chip to the eye wax on her left eye, and her eyelashes are full, just missing a few on her right eye. Her toddler body is notable for its realistic folds of baby fat: indeed, as you can see from the side views that this is a chubby baby! Her hands have been repainted but the rest of her body retains its original finish and this sweet girl was obviously played with, as you can see from the wear on her body. There is a rub to the finish on her torso near her left arm. When I removed her socks( note the sculpted toenails and toes curled upwards), I found some cracking to the paint underneath her right foot, so that requires either attention or caution. Other wise, nothing that will impede your enjoyment the company of this lively and realistic girl.
Her clothing fits her very well; I do not know if original: it is well made and beautiful. Her bonnet is obviously aged and differs in color from her whites but makes her outfit even more charming. This is a remarkable doll with a distinctive and happy presence. She will be a joy to have in your collection, and I'm going to be happy to see her in my shop until we find her a permanent home.
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Antique French Bisque character doll with lovely glowing bisque
$1,000 USD SALE PENDING
An Old-Fashioned Doll Shop in Mid-Coast Maine
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