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18" French Bebe Mascotte All Antique Doll ONE OF A KIND Angel!
Sweeter than sweet and absolutely a PERFECT TEN! I love this doll and have had her in my collection for years- but alas, it is time that she have a new owner! If you are tired of all the Jumeaux bebes that simply look so similar, spice up your collecting habits with this SUPER RARE bebe. Without her minor imperfection at the neck, she would be $4500- so snap this BEAUTIFUL princess up while you can. This girl is simply a one of a kind beauty; all original in a gorgeous butterscotch silk costume with caramel colored pinstripes- you will NEVER SEE A MASCOTTE LIKE HER AGAIN!
Bisque socket head on a fully jointed French body with jointed wrists with pull strings (not working). Beautiful deep watery blue paperweight eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, multi stroke feathered brows, closed mouth with a slight smile and with shading and accents, pierced ears with pretty antique milk glass and turquoise glass earrings, lovely light blond mohair wig.
Wearing a gorgeous antique brown and tan striped silk dress with black silk trim, antique brass buttons with faux pearl centers, black velvet sash at the dropped waist, minor tear on the rear, antique mother-of-pearl bar pin on her dress, antique half slip, antique white cotton chemise, antique white cotton pantaloons with tucks and lace trim, antique half slip with tucks and lace trim, antique brown socks, antique black leather shoes with metal buckles (some repairs) wonderful brown and darker brown straw hat with wonderful applied cloth flowers.
Blue label on Body: A. Gesland
F de Bebes
& Tetes Incassables Bte. S G D G
Reparations en tous Genres
5 & 5 Rues Beranger
CONDITION: Generally Excellent! There are a couple of flakes on the front neck socket (view photos). Otherwise she has lovely smooth bisque with rich coloring, expert painting of delicate features, crisp modeling of inquisitive and loving face with huge blue eyes. The body in clean and sturdy condition with just a minor age wear at the joints and on the hands that have been touched-up. This stunningly pretty French Bebe by this little known maker has the look of a Mothereau, but the M mark is generally attributed to Mascotte. Her wonderful expression and closed mouth reflect the distinct appeal of the French Bebes of her period. A very special sweetheart of a doll!!!
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