SFBJ brings you this exquisite antique bisque-headed girl, just perfect for that empty spot in your collection cabinet! She has that classic SFBJ 60 model head, with deep brown glass eyes, and an eager open mouth with upper teeth. She stands on her original labelled French composition body, and is adorned in a most fabulous costume, a finely crafted pink silk bebe frock, with lots of lace! She is just adorable, and in such great condition, she is bound to please! Snatch her up now; precious dolls like her aren’t available for long!
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She has a bisque socket head, with molded and painted features: brown glass set eyes, with painted upper and lower lashes, feathered brown brows, an open mouth with four upper square-cut teeth, and a dimpled chin. She stands at 17” on her original fully-jointed antique composition French body, with its original red white and blue roundel paper label. She wears a high-quality blond mohair wig.
She wears a sweet antique-style bebe frock, in pink silk. The collar is trimmed with cream-colored lace, and has a capelet collar down over the bouffant bodice and sleeves, which is trimmed with cream-colored lace, and decorated with copious amounts of cream-colored insertion lace, outlining a faux square collar, with stripes of lace in the space above, and a border of insertion lace around the edges of the capelet. The sleeves and hem are trimmed with cream-colored lace, and the hem has a stripe of insertion ribbon just above. Around the dropped waist is a sash of cream-colored silk. Underneath, she wears an antique white cotton half slip and pair of pantaloons, both with lace trim. On her feet are a pair of white net socks and pink leather shoes. On her head, she wears an antique cream-colored cotton bonnet, with lace ruffles at the brim.
MARKS: SFBJ / 60 / PARIS / 1 [back of head, incised]
FABRICATION FRANCAISE / S.F.B.J. / PARIS [paper label, back of torso]
CONDITION: Her bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration, with top-quality modeling and painting of features, though the bisque is slightly grainy. The brown glass eyes have good pupil alignment but are now set, while the painting and detailing to the bisque is crisp and colorful. The body is good, with minor and expected age wear to the original finish. The costume is good; the dress and shoes are modern-made, but very well-crafted and in an appropriate style. The antique bonnet and undergarments have minor and expected age wear. Overall, the costume is great and presents well!
*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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Sweet 17” SFBJ 60 in Frilly Pink Silk Dress