Lot No. 098
Extremely rare Fritz Bierschenk c1908 “Lady Portrait” Art Character 616 bisque naked doll 15” (36cm). Incised “185//22//F.B.//616//1”. Superb wide open/closed mouth with inner shading and lighter modeled space for the tongue, four upper painted molded teeth. Expressive angular facial modeling, strong shaped chin, and elongated throat, blue intaglio painted eyes with black upper eyeliner, accented nostrils, one-stroke tapered brows, Auburn mohair replaced wig/pate, long spiral original neck spring attachment. Composition antique replaced French wood composition ball jointed body incised ‘Made in France’ on hip. The correct body for this doll was a unique five piece composition body.
Note:- Fritz Bierschenk, the Sonneberg doll maker registered this singular head model 616, in 1908. Few examples appear to have been made as evidenced by their extreme rarity. Beautiful portrait Lady doll with distinctive painted features.
$1,500 – $2,500