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During the 10th century, the Benedictine model was revived by St. Odo of Cluny, who wrote that the only safe route to salvation is through monkhood, repentance, or conversion. The virtue of silence is a famed characteristic of the Cluniac model-- monks did not speak, except to sing out in vocal prayer, particularly during the middle of the night when they were awoken for that purpose. Again, life is highly regulated within the monasteries, and emphasis is placed upon liturgical practices.

*ESPECIALLY BEAUTIFUL BLUE-EYED BRU JNE 4 BEBE. Marks: Bru Jne 4 (head and shoulders). 15”. Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue paperweight eyes of great depth, dark eyeliner, painted curly lashes, mauve blushed eye shadow, brush-stroked and multi-feathered brows, closed mouth, shaded and accented lips with modeled tongue, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, Bru kid bebe body with kid- over-wooden upper arms, hinged elbows, bisque forearms, wooden lower…

BEAUTIFUL FRENCH BISQUE “F. G” BEBE BY GAUTHIER. Marks: 10 F.G.(in scroll). 26 ½”. Bisque socket head, large blue paperweight eyes with lush eyelashes and rose-blushed eye lids, pierced ears, closed mouth with modeled tongue between fully-shaped lips, blonde human hair wig, French wood and composition jointed body, antique white cotton and lace frock, fancy bonnet, old red leather shoes. Commentary: Exceptionally fine model of the F.G. bebe having lovely bisque and decoration

German Bisque Character, 1272, by Franz Schmidt ~~10" (25 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, blonde brush-stroked baby hair, tiny blue glass sleep eyes, painted lashes, short feathered brows, pierced nostrils, open mouth, outlined lips, two sculpted upper teeth, tongue, composition bent limb baby body. Marks: F.S. & Co 1272/282 Deponiert. Comments: Franz Schmidt, circa 1915. Value Points: appealing little tyke with well-modeled dimples, fine quality bisque.