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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

This Just In!! X Marque's the Spot!!

See below from F. Theriault's discription of an A. Marque doll about to do on auction; starting bid is $150,000.00: "Item Description: 22" (56 cm.) Bisque socket head with highly-artistic sculpting achieved by a unique four-part mold used only for this doll, heart-shaped face with elongated slender throat, pronounced definition of facial planes especially temple, cheeks and chin line, softly-rounded nose tip, blue glass paperweight eyes with spiral threading and darker blue outer rims, thick dark eyeliner, painted dark curly lashes, brush-stroked and feathered brows, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, closed mouth with petulantly-shaped outlined lips, well-modeled pierced ears, blonde mohair softly-curled wig, original uniquely modeled body with elongated tapered-shape torso, wide hips, undefined waist, composition upper arms, bisque lower arms with bisque attached-ball-joints at the elbows, separately sculpted fingers, wide upper thighs, elongated lower legs with shapely calves, elongated narrow feet. Condition: generally excellent, left baby finger cleanly reglued at base. Marks: A. Marque (incised signature) 23 (inscribed number on head) Comments: France, circa 1916, the artistic doll was sculpted by the esteemed French artist, Albert Marque, for an exclusive exhibition that was to be presented by Parisian art patron, Margaine-Lacroix in her fashion boutique. The body was exclusively designed for this art doll by Aristodeme Botta who aimed to create a child's body for a doll that "combined the strength and grace typical of that age". It is believed that only 100 models of the Marque doll were created, most inscribed with their particular number in the series, this being #23. Value Points: outstanding beauty of this particular model, with exceptionally fine sculpting detail allowing full expression of the artist's design, very choice delicate bisque and subtle painting, original custom body, and wearing antique silk dress, and lace bonnet that may be original, and muslin chemise and black shoes imprinted with full figure of a doll and "10" that are original. " https://theriaults.proxibid.com/asp/LotDetail.asp?ahid=409&aid=72800&lid=18139076&title=Exceptionally-Rare-French-Bisque-Art-Character-Doll-by-Albert-Marque-150-000-195-000

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