The Bahr & Proschild 261 Dep is a rare and a highly-desirable doll. She has bright blue sleep eyes, with a top-quality modeled bisque socket head with adorable child features, all on a fully-jointed body standing at 21” tall. She’s in a stunning couture costume that is a wonderful rendition of authentic Victorian styling and crafted with antique fabrics and lace. She would certainly make a fine addition to any collection.
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She has a bisque socket head, with painted and molded features: blue glass sleep eyes, feathered light brown brows, an open mouth with four upper teeth, and pierced ears with earrings. She stands at 21” tall, on a fully-jointed wood and composition body. She wears a French blond human hair wig.
She wears a sweet pale peach brocade cotton dress with fine quality antique lace trim and wonderful antique pink gross-grain ribbon and flowerette at the waist and pink bows at the cuffs of the mutton chop sleeves. She also has antique style cream cotton full slip and matching pantaloons with lace trim and net stockings as well as supper fine quality antique style beige lace-up shoes with cream rosettes.
MARKS: 261 Dep / Made in Germany [back of head, incised]
CONDITION: The bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration, with top quality modeling and painting of features. Her sleep eyes sleep well but the lids have been re-waxed and re-painted, and are aligned well in the head. The body has only some minor and expected age wear, which is to be expected. The body is tightly-strung, so she can strike a variety of simple poses. The costume is truly fabulous and would be fine enough to be worn by a French doll! Overall, this is a beautiful doll, bound to make an impression in your collection!
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Rare Bahr & Proschild 261 Dep Antique with Blue Paperweight Eyes 21”