Outstanding French Bebe by Schmitt et Fils from 1882 in her Paris Couture Costume, one of the prettiest I have ever had! A nice size, she stands 18" and has such presence! She has a perfect bisque head and a wonderful body with original finish and is fully-signed on her derriere. She is THE BEST example of the Schmitt bebe with her "first out of the mold" face modeling - just look at her fantastic expression - you will fall in love with her, I guarantee it! She has the coveted creamy bisque complexion, softly blushed cheeks, lushly painted lashes with pale mauve eye shadow. She has a small petite nose and outlined/shaded lips with great modeling around her CLOSED MOUTH. Her stand-out beautiful BROWN EYES are amazing and have such depth! Another plus is her fabulous antique blonde mohair wig which is full and pretty in a light blonde shade over her original cork pate. Her ears are pierced and she wears her antique turquoise drop glass earrings.
Her beautiful French Couture dress is made of two fine antique silk fabrics - one in a deep powder blue and the center bodice in a rich cream and blue-dot patterned silk. A wonderful early jacket-style is so fitting on her and it is just gorgeous with the over-the-top scalloped detail and hand-covered buttons. The antique laces used are so fine! It has extra fabric at the back to make a bustle or if you want to add a hoop-skirt cage, you can. A one-of-a-kind dress expertly hand sewn. Her matching Pouf bonnet is the "Icing on the Cake" with added floral and lace trim - so pretty on her! Underneath she wears one of the prettiest antique lace petticoats and pantaloons sets I have ever seen on a doll (Could be her original)! Her fancy antique leather keystone shoes have the finest rhinestone decorated rosettes, all original. A fancy french costume befitting this beautiful doll!!
Marks: On Head - Sch (In Shield) 2, On Body - Sch (In Shield) - on her flat cut derriere
Condition: Wonderfully sculpted features on her Perfect Bisque socket head (No hairlines, cracks, chips or restoration). Great original Schmitt Body - french composition and wood eight loose ball jointed body with flat cut derriere and straight wrists in original body finish
Please Note: Sale is for the Schmitt DOLL ONLY, her "Portrait friend" are not included in this sale but available separately in my shop.
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**I offer generous LAYAWAYS and will be happy to do up to an 18 month layaway on this beautiful TREASURE!
Outstanding Schmitt et Fils French Bebe Doll in Paris Couture Dress