LARGE ANTIQUE FRENCH SFBJ 301 – 22″ HEIGHT – REPAIRED HEAD
This is a stunning antique doll that was made by the reknowned firm of SFBJ (Societe Francaise de Fabrication de Bebes & Jouets, Paris). She is a mold number 301 and clearly marked on the back of her head. She would date to around 1910 – 1920 or thereabouts. She is a lovely sized doll and stands at just 22″ in height. She does unfortunately have significant damage to her head which I will describe and as such the price reflects this.
Her bisque socket head has several hairlines as shown in the photos with some repairs. She has her original stunning blue glass sleeping glass eyes and delicately stroked lower eyelashes as well as the usual accent dots and “real” upper eyelashes. She has an open mouth with 4 upper teeth. Her colouring is lovely and the blush to her cheeks is lovely and rosey. She has exposed ears and raised multi stroked eyebrows. Her wig is a replacement, as is her pate. The wig and pate will need to be secured with PVA glue as I have left them loose to stuff the head to protect the eyes & plaster in transit. There is a repair at the corner of her left eye and her right eye sits up slightly more than the other eye but can be adjusted and stuffed to look straighter.
She is on what I believe is a replaced antique composition body that is in good condition and has been re-strung.
She comes wearing a fine cotton white frock trimmed with lots of lace, inserted ribbons, pink tucks and embroidery with a matching rouched bonnet. Underneath she has a petticoat, pantaloons, stockings and white shoes with ribbon trims.
Despite her damage she displays well and is a lovely doll.