A STUNNING BEAUTY, this 25" antique French Bebe (circa 1880's) by Rabery & Delphieu is so gorgeous you will have to look twice!! She has a quiet (yet elegant) expression, unlike that of her french sisters that is almost serene. RD's have there own look & style, different from all the other french bebes, that is timeless in it's appeal. This beautiful doll has it all - Looks and a Couture costume from Paris! She possesses flawless pale bisque with a soft blush coloring to her cheeks. She has Superb modeling with an impressed dimple in her chin. Her large glass, paperweight eyes are a soft grey-blue accented by perfectly painted long eyelashes and her hallmark Rabery feathered eyebrows. She has soft pink-shaded nostrils and eye corners. Her CLOSED MOUTH has the desirable glazed space between her lips (resembling a tongue) and her lips are outlined and shaded a deep crimson red with a sweet "smile" which lends itself to her demure expression. She wears a full & fabulous strawberry blonde human hair wig with ringlets that cascade down to her waist (over a cork pate). She has pierced ears with beautiful pink glass earrings. Such a gorgeous example of an RD! A Beautiful and Romantic doll - Why not treat yourself?
Her Couture costume is straight out of a Paris workshop and is the most GORGEOUS COLOR of Raspberry I have ever seen - perfect with her coloring. Made of the finest, softest silk with an overlay of antique french valenciennes lace at the collar, cuffs, down the front bodice and around the hem. It is accented with pink ribbons everywhere - on her shoulders, sleeves and again at the pleated skirt hem. Her matching french beret is so cute accented with raspberry lace and fusia flowers. She wears her antique pink leather shoes. Underneath she wears an eyelet slip & bloomers.
Please Note: Her Valentine and SFBJ "sister" are NOT included in this listing.
*I will be happy to do up to a 9-month layaway on this gorgeous bebe.
Marks: (On Head) R 3 D
Condition: Perfect bisque socket head (No Hairlines, Cracks, Chips or Restoration). Excellent quality bisque and painting. She has her original chunky, french composition ball-jointed body in Good condition.
Please Note: My pictures are part of my description. If you have any questions, always feel free to contact me.
*This is a VERY DESIRABLE doll - Wouldn't she make a wonderful addition to YOUR Collection?
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