This item from Kathy Libraty's Antiques is now SOLD.
More from Kathy Libraty's Antiques
23" Henri Alexandre PHENIX French Bebe Doll- All Antique!
An extraordinary young lady, this girl will have you smiling EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU SEE HER! Exceptional from head to toe- don't miss her because she won't be here long! Pressed bisque socket head on a fully jointed French composition body. Beautiful deep blue paperweight eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, multi stroke feathered arching brows, closed mouth with deep shading and accents, pierced ears, lovely light blond original mohair wig over original cork pate. Wearing an exquisite antique faded blue wool dress with hand embroidered black polka-dots with black velvet banding, lace trim, crocheted front panel, antique gold front bar pin with turquoise stone, antique white cotton chemise, lovely antique white cotton half slip with openwork embroidery and insertion band, antique white cotton pantaloons. Antique pink net socks and antique pink cloth French shoes with metal buckles, black antique wire rimmed hat with black net and applied lilac flowers, antique milk glass and turquoise earrings. JUST LOVELY!
CONDITION: Excellent. Pale bisque, gentle coloring, expert painting of delicate features, very crisp modeling of inquisitive and loving face. The original body in excellent and fine original finish clean and sturdy condition. This Henri Alexandre (the successor of Jules Steiner) Bebe with wonderful modeling and features has a surreal aura with an intelligent regard. Her antique costume also makes an exquisite presentation. The most beautiful Phenix I have ever seen!!