~As we enter the final week in March, it is time for our third annual Tax Return Sale. First we had papier maches on sale, then china dolls, and now, ladies and gentlemen of the doll world; it is time for the Bisque and Bebe sale of your dreams! From now until April 15th, we will be giving you a very, VERY good opportunity to utilize those tax return dollars with a mark down sale that is TOO BIG for us to do in one sitting, so we will be adding dolls to it in small gasps- starting at the top with our most beloved and extraordinary bebes, down to the sweetest and already affordable German dollies. Come join the doll fun and search Tax Return in our shop to see all the dolls and accessories included in the sale!~
A most delightful poupee from the mid 1870's, this beautiful girl in her all antique presentation will just enchant all who are lucky enough to gaze upon her. With big blue paperweight eyes, wonderful milky bisque featuring beautiful coloring and delicate blush, she is most jubilant in her wonderful antique cotton dress with all the fine antique fixings like velvet trim, ruching, a massive red straw bonnet, and tons of plumage, we could not imagine a more picturesque German poupee! Especially notable as this early ABG is from the 1870's, she certainly seems to be inspired by the works of Huret, Blampoix or Rohmer because of her chunky face and slender, young teen body. If you are one of those collectors who loves to purchase expensive French dolls, as well as their influenced German counterparts, this would be an excellent example for the French Enfantine poupee!
~Our sweet ABG girl is available on layaway! Take up to 8 months to pay for her in payments of $225 a month. Give us a call anytime at 718.859.0901 to hear an in hand description of her condition, or to discuss layaway terms- or email us right here, we will get back to you as soon as possible.~
Bisque socket head with two stringing holes on top of her head mounted on a bisque shoulder plate on an antique original kidskin body with well sculpted bisque lower arms and hands. She has Gorgeous large almond shaped blue spiral paperweight eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, finely feathered flat brows, closed mouth with shading and accent lines and white area between lips, full cheeks, pierced-in ears with bead earrings, lovely full antique blond human wig. Dressed in an exquisite antique pink cotton organdy ecru muslin dress with fine rows of pin-tucks on her bodice and self ruffling at the collar and shoulder wings, red silk ribbon, over a red under-dress, antique half slip and antique pantaloons with lace edging and tucks, antique red cotton knit socks, antique maroon leather shoes with tan leather soles, wonderful vintage red straw hat with applied flowers, berries, feathers and red velvet ribbon and ties! A really sweet presentation!
MARKS: 911 (incised on inside crown rim)
CONDITION: Excellent. Very fine quality bisque with pale coloring, expert decoration of features and very crisp modeling of attractive and sweet face probably meant to copy the early round face Steiner. The body in excellent original condition with very minor age wear and perfect bisque hands. Dating from the early 1880s and made for the French market to compete with the French Poupees of the same period. Very nice larger example of this closed mouth doll! Her chubby cheeks and imploring paperweight eyes are quite compelling!
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