What a deliciously sweet, lilliputian bebe we have for your purchasing pleasure today! One of the sweetest DEP dolls I have seen, this delightful example has the cutest modeling of the cheeks with a powdery finish to the bisque and stunning blue sleep eyes- and even better, she comes in her original box, a trousseau full of her factory-original antique pieces! I can't imagine a more perfect bebe for the beginning collector, or the seasoned connoisseur who sees the value of these wonderful S&H dolls for the French trade as they continue to go up in value and desirability! In her original box, you can really imagine how this little darling must have looked in a department store, waiting to be taken home to be loved by a lucky little girl; now, she waits patiently to be taken home again. Get her before she’s gone!
~This lovely diminutive bebe is available on layaway! Take up to 6 months to pay for this beautiful girl. Give us a call anytime at 718.859.0901 to hear an in-hand description of her fabulous condition, or just send us an email, and we will answer promptly, any of your questions!~
She has a bisque socket head on a fully jointed and original French composition and wood doll body, standing at a petite 10”. She has her original beautiful blue sleep eyes with painted lower lashes, multi-stroke brows, an open mouth with four upper teeth, pierced ears, and her original soft blond mohair wig, worn in a straight style, attached to her original cork pate.
She wears her original white cotton dress, trimmed with white lace over pale blue bands at the hem, sleeves, waist, and collar; the bodice features a collarette of white tatted lace and a large blue ruffle, overlaid with white lace.
She comes with extra original clothing in her trousseau. She has a pale blue cotton dress, with a woven-in floral pattern, a pleated bodice, white lace at the collar, and a large, round capelet collar, and a matching pale blue patterned hat, with a pale blue bow at the front and a large brim. She also has a fleecy pale blue wool jacket, with a ribbed white cotton sailor collar trimmed with white lace, gold-tone buttons, and turned-up sleeve cuffs. She also comes with a matching set of pantaloons and a skirt in white cotton with stripes of a feathered light blue and a dark blue floral, a pair of light blue crocheted booties, and a light blue silk hair bow. Additionally, the trousseau contains two mystery items- a pair of navette-shaped fabric pieces, one in a blue and white checked weave pattern, and the other in blue and white stripes, both trimmed with white lace. If anyone knows what these items are and how they are to be used, please let us know!
The trousseau box itself is made of thick white cardboard, with ornate gold lettering of “TROUSSEAU BEBE” and gold edging on the top. Inside, it is lined with straw and white tissue paper, with a white lace border along the top.
MARKS: DEP / 11
CONDITION: Excellent. The bisque head is free of cracks, chips, hairlines, and restoration, and has excellent quality bisque, expert painting of features, crisp modeling of sweet face, and pleasant color. Her hands and lower legs have been repainted, and the rest of the body retains its original shiny finish, with some expected age wear. The original costume is in great condition, with some minor staining to the light blue dress, and age-related wear and fading on all the pieces. The cardboard trousseau box is intact and sturdy, with some age-related surface and edge wear. It is so incredibly rare to find these items intact and all together like this!
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Factory Original 10" DEP French BEBE in Trousseau Presentation Box... Absolutely Gorgeous!