Really ADORABLE 24" antique French Bebe marketed as "Le Bambin" by the Gaultier firm with original, near-mint shapely body and perfect head, circa 1888. Her LARGE BROWN GLASS PAPERWEIGHT EYES are so beautiful surrounded by dark eyeliner and lushly-painted black lashes! Her painting is superb - she has brush-stroked brows, accented nostrils and eye corners and blushed cheeks. Her CLOSED MOUTH has FULL, POUTY lips. She wears her original, antique light blonde mohair wig over her cork pate with the original pink ribbon still tied in her hair (frail). She is a GREAT example of a scroll-marked FG who would look wonderful in your collection!
Her sweet antique FRENCH MARINER ENSEMBLE consists of a wonderful cream cotton dress with red feather stitching and hand-crocheted lace at the hemline, collar and cuffs. Wonderful 5-row zigzag trim embellishes the front - all stitched up with red crocheted thread. Beautiful Red silk bows adorn the shoulders, front and back of the belt. To top it off she has red silk covered buttons sewn onto the bodice! Her matching beret with red stripes, more zigzag decoration and red silk bows and fabric pleated balls complete her look. Underneath she has her original Chemise, ornate eyelet slip and the most wonderful long, lacey pantiloons that "peek out" below her dress. She wears antique socks and antique leather shoes with red buttons. Her lovely outfit compliments her coloring and brings out her soft rosey cheeks!
*Please Note: Her Bear "Friend" is NOT included in this sale.
MARKS: On Head - FG (In Scroll) 9
CONDITION: Perfect Bisque head (no hairlines, cracks, chips or restoration). Excellent quality bisque and painting. Original French composition & wood fully-jointed body - original finish and in near-mint condition.
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*I will be happy to do up to a 7-month layaway on this adorable Bebe.
-A Perfect example of a "Le Bambin" Bebe from the late 1800's AND Priced-To-Sell!
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