French Porcelain Doll

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$175
Inherited
dolls
Bridgton, Maine USA
Description from user:

Markings on her neck are France BF BJ 301 PARIS She has wooden, jointed legs, teeth, eyes that can sleep. Porcelain face was repaired by a doll expert. New wig, original socks and leather shoes. Pierced ears with original earrings. Original body but it doesn't seem to be made up of wood or porcelain.

Owned by my mother when she was a child. Mom was born in 1913. Purchased in France.

Answered within about 2 hours
By Delia
Jun 02, 22:41 UTC
Fair Market Value
$100 - $150 USD
Suggested Asking Price $175 USD
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Hi Lega,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
This is a very nice French BF BJ doll that, if it were in good all-original condition, would be worth about $225 but now that it has been restored and has later hair and clothing, it is worth just $100-150.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An antique French bisque head composition jointed doll
circa 1910-1915, Marked France BF BJ 301 PARIS
With painted features, sleeping eyes, replaced wig, original socks and shoes but later clothing
22 inches tall
CONDITION: with restored head. some losses to paint overall.
PROVENANCE: inherited from original owner
$100-150*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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