This beautiful French bebe is brought to you from Paris, ready to adorn your cabinet with her grace! She stands at 26.5" tall, in an antique dress and overall cute costume, on her original French body. Her smooth, lightly-blushed bisque complexion is just adorable, and her bright blue eyes just beg for attention. She is marked "Tanagra", which makes her manufacturing origins a bit of a mystery. She is a real beauty, however, and is a great choice for those collectors looking to delve into the wide and wonderful world of French dolls!
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Creamy and smooth bisque socket head, with an open mouth with four upper teeth. Big blue glass sleep eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, and painted feather brows. Original brown human hair wig, in twin side braids. She’s on her original antique wood & composition body, standing at 26.5” tall.
She wears a goldenrod straw hat with velvet flowers, and an antique white cotton dress with back buttons and long sleeves, antique white full slip, half slip with eyelet embroidery, and antique pantaloons. White cotton socks and cream leather booties.
MARKS: TANAGRA 10P PARIS [incised, back of head]
CONDITION: Excellent. The bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. Modeling is crisp and the painting is sharp and delicate, indicative of particular care by the manufacturers. The face is clean and has that unmistakable French look. The blue glass eyes sleep, but because of the metal bar in the back of the head, the eyes don't sleep the entire way. This is original to the doll's manufacture, and is not an issue. Wood and composition body is original, with overall wear and some slight touchup to the joints. Wear is expected in particular with French doll bodies. Costume is antique and has held up beautifully, with no real issues other than minor wear here and there. Overall, she's great!
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26.5" French Antique "Tanagra PARIS" Bisque Bebe in Antique Dress
$325 USD SOLD