A RARE and Spectacular ROUND-FACED French Bebe by Schmitt Et Fils from 1880 is "to die for"!!! She stands 17" and has such a regal presence! (She really stands out in the doll cabinet, and has a very different look than her French sisters). If you really want to treat yourself, this would be THE ONE!!! She has the round face with creamy bisque and very plump cheeks accentuated by her small petite nose and lips, beautiful, watery, brilliant deep blue glass paperweight eyes, dark eyeliner, delicately painted lashes, brushstroked brows and rose-blushed eyeshadow. Her pert closed mouth with outlined lips and accented nostrils and eye corners are expertly painted. She has her original long, blonde mohair wig over her original plaster pate. Her ears are pierced and she wears her antique turquoise-colored glass earrings.
Her beautiful French antique dress is made of Aqua silk satin with a fitted bodice and scalloped edging. It boasts a valenciennes lace collar and matching lace petticoat. Her collar and cuffs are decorated with ruched ivory silk trim and more lace. Around her waist is a champagne colored satin sash with a huge bow at the back and lace rosettes at the sides. Mostly hand sewn by an expert maker, the dress is in very good condition for its age. I have added a beautiful vintage blue-glass brooch for such a special girl! On her head she wears an antique ribbon and lace bonnet that is so darling on her. Underneath she has on an all-in one and a pretty petticoat. Her antique leather shoes match her outfit perfectly as they are bi-colored boots (black on the bottom and light aqua blue at the top) - so fitting!
Marks: On Head - Sch (In Shield) 2, On Body - Sch (In Shield) - on her flat cut derriere
Condition: Wonderfully sculpted plump features on her Perfect Bisque socket head (No hairlines, cracks, chips or restoration). A very light kiln dust speck under her bangs and a teeny tiny bisque separation/line at inside left eye corner - inherent at manufacturing (not damage) and very hard-to-see. Great original Schmitt Body - french composition and wood eight loose ball jointed body with flat cut derriere and straight wrists. Original body Finish.
**THIS GIRL HAS IT ALL!!! **Looks & Personality
-Sale is for the DOLL ONLY, her accessories are not included in this sale.
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**I will be happy to do up to a 12 month layaway on this beautiful TREASURE!
-A RECENTLY REDUCED BARGAIN for such a RARE, beautiful example of the Round-Faced Schmitt. She is the prettiest one I have ever seen!
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