SFBJ brings you this exquisite antique bisque-headed character boy, just perfect for that empty spot in your collection cabinet! In the 237 mold, he is a wonderful example of the 200-series character dolls, with icy blue jewel eyes and a laughing mouth. He stands on a French composition body, and is adorned in a most fabulous antique costume; he’s dressed up like a darling little prince in his lace-trimmed russet and brown suit! He is simply adorable, and in fabulous condition! Snatch him up now; precious dolls like him don't come around too often and aren’t available for long when they do!
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He has a solid domed bisque socket head with molded hair, in the same color as his skin tone, with icy blue jewel eyes, feathered brown brows, painted lower lashes, and an open smiling mouth with four upper teeth. He stands at 15” on a fully-jointed wood and composition body.
He is dressed in a darling suit of russet-colored wool jacket and pants, with a brown velvet vest and collar of the jacket. The suit is trimmed with cream satin piping, and lace at the jacket collar and sleeves and the hems of the pants. Underneath, he wears a cream satin detachable collar, and an undergarment of white gauze and white and tan cotton fabric, with an embroidered decoration resembling a simplistic pineapple. On his feet are a pair of brown knit socks and black oilcloth shoes. On his head is a brown wool beret, with brown and red felt feathers and a goldtone pin with a brown stone.
MARKS: SFBJ / 237 / PARIS / 4
CONDITION: EXCELLENT. The head has fine quality bisque with deep character modeling, realistic smiling eyes and mouth, paler coloring. His lower legs and hands have been repainted, with areas of minor touchups on the rest of the body. The gauze and cotton undergarment is attached to his torso with nails, and is not removable. This is a charming character boy with so much joyful appeal!
*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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