A very rare early treasure. Pressed bisque socket head with very plump facial modeling, almond shaped brown glass paperweight inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with outlined pale lips, dimpled lip corners and cheeks, pierced ears, brunette hand-tied human hair wig over cork pate, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists and plump limbs. Comments: Rabery and Delphieu, circa 1880.
Value Points: rare early block letter model in large size has superb modeling and bisque, beautiful painting, wearing fine antique ivory silk costume and elaborate bonnet, undergarments, leather slippers. There is a tiny line on her nose as its looks like its a factory flaw in the bisque.In teh corner of her left eye also looks to be a tiny mark in the corner as photoed. I was not able to take the outer dress off to get a photo of the arms as the cuffs seem sewn shut and I cant pull over the hands, and did not want to damage the dress or hands. They appear to be in great condition, the same as the rest of the body.
We are a local family-run Baltimore estate liquidation company, and currently have 2 retail stores. Our business offers a wide variety of new, used, vintage, and antique items and furniture. As with most vintage and antique items, there may be some wear consistent with age and use.
We do our best to accurately describe and photograph our items and take note of any wear or damage we can see. Local pickups are always welcome and free. Check out our other items! The item "Rare Antique c1880 Grand French Rabery & Delphieu 28 Bisque / compo Bebe Doll" is in sale since Monday, September 25, 2017.This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French". The seller is "ryansrelics8100" and is located in Nottingham, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States.