Lot No. 102
Very rare German 1870s Bisque Lady with Extravagantly Sculpted Hair 20″ (51cm). Pale bisque unmarked shoulder head with light brown sculptured hair arranged in large coiled braids at front and decorated with real 19 stone green / natural crystal diadem secured by wire through two holes. Coronet braid between diadem and sculptured black bow with extended ribbons. At back she has large long coiled braids to nape of neck. Cobalt blue spiral threaded enamel glass paperweight eyes, angled charcoal grey lashes, striated feathered brows. Closed gloss pink mouth with red shaped center line, blushed cheeks, superior and flawless feature painting. Pierced ears with one retained green stone earring. Gray taffeta ball gown has peacock sheen, black silk ribbon and bow trims, antique broderie anglaise petticoat and lace trim long pantaloons. Cloth horse hair filled body with brown leather arms, left has split at elbow, individual fingers, sewn on brown leather boots. Extremely rare coiffure with never before seen diadem.
$1,500 – $3,000