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7" RARE Simon & Halbig All Bisque French Mignonette All Original With Eight Strap Bootines!
To give a tiny mignonette the same delicacy and sweetness of expression as the finest bebe takes the incredible artistry... But once in a million years, we find a little mignonette that has a face nearly indistinguishable from the finest French Bebe; hence why historians have thought for the majority of this past century that these little treasures by Simon & Halbig were made by the Gaultier or Jumeau firm. Research and deduction has lead us to know that these little girls were made by the German company Simon & Halbig for the French trade; but you can't disagree that they do have a distinct French look to them! This precious little lady with her closed mouth, huge blue eyes, and beautiful, mint body will be a stand out in any collection- especially one that focuses on fine all bisques. She's fashionably turned out in a pale blue day dress with lace trim and a black velvet sash. Bring her home and add a work of art to your collection! Take a moment to get lost in the world of childhood whimsey with this beautiful little mignonette. Imagine her in the palm of your hand, her soft dark hair tickling your knuckles, the soft sensation of her dress, and the smooth touch of her large bisque arms... Who wouldn't want this treasure in the top shelf of their cabinet? One of the most beautiful, LARGE SCALE all bisques we have ever handled, my heart simply skips a beat when I see this angel. Seven inches of delightful beauty and panache- she is so very fashionable. And hours of play time, that's for certain! Get her before she, too is marked 'Sale Pending.'
~We are offering this delicious little all bisque on layaway! Give us a call anytime at 718.859.0901 to hear an in hand description of her condition, or to discuss layaway terms. Or you can simply let us know at checkout that you need time to pay!~
She has an all-bisque body with shapely limbs, with jointed shoulders and thighs and neck. Wonderful original bright blue glass eyes in original setting, painted upper & lower lashes, stacked and feathered brows, and a closed mouth with slight smile to her plump lips. She wears her original blond mohair wig in tight original curl setting. Now lets talk about oner of her most outstanding features... Have a look at those fabulous legs! She has exquisite EIGHT STRAP BOOTINES molded and painted with heels with molded ribbing, and ribbed-pale blue stocking socks to match this dress perfectly. She stands at 7" tall.
Miss Mignonette is sporting a lovely little ensemble of an antique pale blue cotton day dress with a lace ruffled collar and ruched bodice detailing. Lace trimmed cuffs and hem, completed with an antique black sash. Underneath she has a beautiful full set of antique undergarments including a half slip and pair of lace trimmed pantaloons. PLUS! She comes with her original wool bathing ensemble for days a the beach to beat the heat. It is in rough condition, but a wonderful treasure to still have with this beautiful little girl... And there is room for more of course! Make her a little trousseau and just watch her value rise.
Marks: 9 (back of head)
Condition: Generally Excellent. There is one hairline on the forehead and a tiny chip at the back of her torso, which honestly, is to be expected of these sweet little girls. There is NO restoration or hidden damage, please see the photos. She has the finest quality bisque with pleasant color, smooth complexion, deep and crisp modeling, and extremely skilled and delicate painting of her features. The all bisque body is in great condition with beautiful condition of the lovely legs and those coveted bootines and stockings! Please examine all of the photos for your satisfaction, and request more if needed! She is a real treasure, sure to be gone soon. What more could we ask for in so delightful a little girl! LBE 9.12.16
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