A prolific supplier of bisque doll heads to many French dollmakers, Francois Gaultier also produced his own desirable fashion dolls and bebes! This girl is a fabulous example of a Gaultier bebe! This girl is also noted for her resemblance to the popular and desirable Bru Jeune Bebe, but she has her own adorable disposition! She looks so thoughtful, so intelligent, with that far-away contemplative look... What a charming young Mademoiselle this particular Gaultier is, in her stunning two-toned blue and purple pinafore and her all-antique costume! She’s an absolute delight, guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!
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Bisque socket head on a fully jointed original FG body original to her. She has the most endearing caramel almond cut paperweight eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, multi stroked brows, closed mouth with shading and accents, pierced ears with lovely gray pearl earrings, dimpled chin, sensuous light auburn mohair wig plus her original blond mohair wig over her original cork pate.
Wearing a stunning antique two tone royal purple to blue silk jumper over a sweet antique white cotton and lace blouse, antique undergarments, antique brown net socks, antique brown leather shoes, purple velvet hat with applied flowers and lace trim. To complete her outfit, she has a wonderful antique gold filled pin with citrine paste faceted stone.
MARKS: F. 5 G.
CONDITION: A very faint hairline on her forehead is all that prevents this little cherub from being perfect. She has lovely head with pale bisque, pleasant color, expert painting of delicate features, crisp modeling of tender and sweet face resembling the ever popular Bru doll. The original, FG body in clean and sturdy condition with hardly any wear. This wonderful Bebe is so adorable! A real little cabinet ready charmer with that certain “Je ne sais quoi!”………………….
*Please note that the price shown for this doll was calculated by factoring in the doll’s condition carefully. The doll’s condition is described fully in the "Condition" paragraph above. Any damage or flaws are carefully evaluated as to the manner in which they may reduce the retail value of this item. Unless there is some major issue we overlooked in the condition report, we decline to entertain any proposals for price reductions due to a less than perfect condition report. Most dolls that are over 100 years old will have encountered issues over the years and perfection is rare when it comes to antiques.
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15” Francois Gaultier Block French Bebe in Wonderful All Antique Condition! WOW!