What a stunning face. Inspired by the French Bebes, this gorgeous girl is a blue ribbon example of the best of the best early German dolls which were specifically produced to emulate the popular French bebes of the day. Those luscious "bee stung" lips and wide blue eyes are utterly perfect~not to mention this fabulous Burgundy silk and cream lace dress. It has a dropped waist, shirred front panel in grey slate, knife pleated skirt. Atop her head is a lovely Burgundy velvet hat with flowers and feathers, full set of antique underwear,ribbed knit stockings, vintage burgundy shoes with snap closures. She is such a delight to look at! This Belton, from expression to presentation, is simply delicious. If you are particularly fond of German Girls for the French Trade (and honestly, everyone should be!) then snap up this lovely girl before she is gone. We absolutely adore her.
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Lovely bisque socket head with two stringing holes on top on a fully jointed composition and wood Sonneberg type body with straight wrists. Pretty large fixed paperweight blue eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, multi stroke stacked brows, closed mouth with accented lips, light area between the lips, pierced ears, lovely dark brown mohair wig.
MARKS: 117 / 11
CONDITION: There is professional restoration to the neck socket where a piece of bisque has been reglued (see photos --front and back). Otherwise she has fine quality very pale bisque, expert fine decoration of features and very crisp modeling of attractive face to emulate the French Bru bebe. In perfect condition this lovely closed mouth doll books for up to $2300. The original body is repainted with areas of repair. A very sweet Sonneberg child with a shy expression and a lovely dress. WOW! Tuck her in a little corner of your heart!
*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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18" French Trade Closed Mouth Pouty Belton 117 in Lovely Silk Bebe Dress