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Lot 0245A
245-A. FOR THE FRENCH MARKET, GERMAN BISQUE “DEP” WITH A PAST – SURVIVOR OF THE LUSITANIA. Marks: DEP 15. 35”. Bisque socket head, blue sleep eyes, painted lower lashes and applied upper lashes, molded and feathered brows, pierced ears, open mouth, shaded and accented lips, upper teeth, brunette wig, French wooden and composition jointed body with non-working mama/papa pull strings, white dress and white leather shoes. Commentary: Fine quality bisque, repainted body, stringing a bit loose. History: The doll was being transported on the Lusitania when is sank off the coast of Ireland. The doll washed ashore in a trunk and was rescued. Included with the doll is an article from Region 8 of UFDC, April 1978 in a publication by Piedmont Doll Club “Songs of the South”, page 50. Copy of the article and family photos with “Lusitania” are included with the doll.

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Estimate $800 - $1,200Oct 29, 2017