Everything she's wearing, from her blonde mohair wig to her kid leather shoes, seems to be handmade with care by a dedicated artist. Her hair is stitched to a soft linen or similar material. Her dress is brown silk, either raw silk or suffering from some snags, with cream silk sash and undershirt. The lace of her dress has been trimmed with seed pearls.
She has white bloomers, crocheted off-white socks, and brown leather shoes with bead buttons and an embossed stamp on the bottom that reads "Paris Déposé". Her pink hat has brown ribbons that have frayed, and the trimmings of her hat are a bit loose, as is the "brooch" at the center of her sash. She also includes a faux-bronze "Bébé" pin. This doll is about 20 tall. Her neck is signed Marliyn Marks, DAS Spec 1999.
" "LW is engraved in her head, which is closed with styrofoam inside pantyhose, it looks like. Her body has a sticker that says "Real Seeley Body". She is jointed at the shoulders, neck, hips, knees, and elbows, but not the wrists.
Her eyes are glass, brown, and have some really unique and beautiful threading. I'm not sure the photos are really capturing it!
I can send more photos of any details on request. There are a few issues to be aware of with her. Her cream silk undershirt has two pin holes, and is sewn to the dress in several places (see pictures). The back of the skirt closure overlaps the waistband (not pictured, I ran out of pictures). One of the stamps on her shoes is not as prominent/clear as the other.
The one pictured is the less clear one. Her hat is a bit sad and definitely needs some help, maybe new ribbons and a repair of the trimmings which have come loose. The metal decorative "brooch" on her sash needs to be tightened, and she smells a bit dusty overall. Her body is scratched/dented in a couple of places, which I've included pictures of.
I'm not an expert on reproductions, just starting out in learning about them, so feel free to ask any questions! I don't know specifically what maker made the head mold, or what it's called, but she's very much in the style of a Jumeau Bébé. All of my items come from a smoke-free, pet-free, Covid-free home, and if items have any odors I do my best to disclose.
From now until Christmas I'm donating 10% of all my sales to St. The item "1999 Artist Reproduction French Bebe Doll composition body 20 and Outfit" is in sale since Sunday, November 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Reproduction". The seller is "anthrodollogieco" and is located in Rough and Ready, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.