Orsini "Vivi" Bisque Doll, ca. 1919
This doll belonged to my mom. And the doll I know dates back to 1919. So she got it when she was a little girl.
It's an all-bisque doll, made in Germany about 1919. It was made by a designer by the name of Jeanine Orsini. And yours is a seven-inch version. She made them for a distributor called George Borgfeldt. And George Borgfeldt had them made by ABG, which was a German doll company that made the doll. It's all bisque. The little finger is unusual. Fortunately yours is marked on the front. It's got a label. And her name was Vivi. There's also a Didi, a Mimi, a Cici and a Fifi. And this is the first time I've seen the Vivi.
Oh. Is this real human hair?
Mohair, yes. And it's her original wig. Any idea what it's worth?
No, I don't. I just... I thought that since she is in good condition that she might have some value to her.
If you look at a doll this size, you probably wouldn't think that it's worth between $3,000 and $4,000.
Whoa. No, I wouldn't. $3,000 and $4,000?
Wow. Well, that's great. Well, thank you very, very much.
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