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Jointed Elbow Mignonette

5 1/2"
Original Presentation

$4950
Still in her original factory presentation box and elaborate costume,  this is the ultimate French mignonette from the House of Sustrac.  Her jointed elbows already set her apart, however her loveliness continues with her original silk
A-line frock and chapeau with matching turquoise ribbon trim, original lace-trimmed undergarments, silk ribbon ankle ties, and long blond mohair wig.
Her eggshell white, early bisque body with swivel neck and jointing at the hips, shoulders and elbows has the graceful, elongated limbs and detailed hands and feet that the French mignonettes are famous for.  She has never been  undressed, but it is safe to say that she has the "BTE" mark incised on her middle back that is typical of the Sustrac all bisques of this type. Her pale complexioned face is accented with cobalt enamel eyes, healthy rose blush, and pert little ruby colored, closed lips.  Her original box with jade green edging has some wear especially at one corner and overall discoloration from 140 years of protecting the tiny treasure inside.

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All-Bisque Bye-Lo Baby in the Nursery

$395.
It's nearly nap time for this 4" Grace Putnam all bisque Bye-Lo Baby who is resting in her antique, fabric and ribbon covered rocking cradle and bedding that may be original to her.  She has painted blue eyes, a stationery neck, and is jointed at the shoulders and hips, having blue molded and painted shoes with white stockings.  She even has her original chest sticker.
Her starched, organdy gown and matching bonnet also seem original to her, as well as her cream wool, long knit booties.  She is already developing a wardrobe, as she comes with an extra pink wool bonnet and matching leotards which can be worn with her undergarments and diaper for a change of clothing.

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Rare Kestner Multi-Jointed 111 Cutie

$1950.
Extra jointing is always fun, especially with an irresistible face like this Kestner 111 googlie has!  The side-glancing, set blue glass eyes and watermelon mouth invite you to play and pose her versatile body that has jointing not only at the shoulders and hips, but also the elbows and knees.  Molded brown Mary Janes and white molded socks with blue garters adorn her dancing feet, and an antique blond mohair wig tops her head.  The right eye has a tiny piece of bisque missing that looks like the factory missed it and proceeded to keep decorating the lashes.  She wears a quirky red and white checkered dress and black velvet cap with a Scottish flavor.

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Mignonette with Jointed Elbows

$3950.
Most probably from Sustrac in the late 1870's, this 4 3/4" French all bisque with bird-like fineness is a tiny treasure from head to toe. She has blue enamel eyes, pursed closed lips, and arched painted brows with dotted  lashes. Her swivel head is perched on her ultra slim body, having long legs, bare feet and slender arms that are jointed with detached balls at the elbows.  She is completely original, with a long, strawberry blond mohair wig and cream silk, lace trimmed frock and hat. She even retains her original silk ankle ties that serve as her shoes, better to display her dainty bare feet. Her left foot has been expertly repaired, almost invisibly.

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Gebruder Kuhnlenz

9"
Ebony Bisque

SOLD

The often overused word, “awesome” finds its true strength and meaning with this AWESOME, 9” Kuhnlenz all bisque having deep, ebony complexion.  Both her rare size and color give her a dramatic presence that accentuates her warm brown glass eyes, closed mouth with cadmium coral lips, original black skin wig, kid-lined swivel neck, detailed torso with lifelike molding, jointed shoulders and hips, and beautifully sculpted hands and bare feet.  Her left cheek has a stubborn, varying but smooth surface area that even after vigorous cleaning, wants to be there.  Mostly visible at close range, and maybe an inherent factory condition.

 

Underneath her wig, where the wig was originally lifted, there are spots of her white base bisque showing through. Her antique, factory frock of red floral print cotton and coordinating knit bonnet look quite smart on her and play so well with her rich coloring.  For footwear, she wears cross-tied silk ribbons, just like her French, all bisque mignonette cousins would wear.

 

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 Kling French Type Mignonette

SOLD
 
Carrying herself like her French cousins, this long limbed, attractive girl is by the German Kling factory, as her incised  "K" marking, enclosed in the outline of an incised bell will suggest.  She has bright blue glass eyes, a closed mouth, pale bisque with fresh and subtle decoration, a long antique mohair wig, a swivel neck and she is jointed at the shoulders and hips.  Her left leg, although exactly fashioned like her right leg with unusual chevron patterned stockings, is a bit larger in size and could very well be a factory irregularity or mismatch from the leg stringing phase of production.  Her antique teal silk frock with frothy cream silk trim has her ready for the party, along with her coordinating chapeau.  Measures 6 1/4" tall.  

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