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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2654M Marlborough
May 22, 2013 2:00PMCalender

French Bisque Head Lady Doll

Auction: Discovery - 2654M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 22, 2013 2:00PM


French Bisque Head Lady Doll, c. 1870, closed mouth, blue stationary eyes, swivel neck on bisque shoulder plate, brown human hair wig, fully articulated kid over wood body with bisque arms (one broken), old undergarments and white dress with braid trim, laced leather boots, ht. 14 1/2 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

Right bisque arm has been broken, reglued, and heavily overpainted. Stuffed kid body to knees, articulated shoulders, elbows, and knees, not hips. Kid over wood upper arms and lower legs, torso stuffed kid, gusseted at upper thighs. Joints are not loose. Head does not have damage, tiny black spot or line at edge of nose. Plaster visible lower left eyelid, appears original set. Chip on edge of neck.

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Bisque Head