Lot: 48. Very Rare French Bisque "Lily" Poupee for Madame Lavalle-Peronne with Wooden Body
18" (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate,blue glass enamel inset eyes,painted lashes,feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with center accent line,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,all-wooden body with dowel-jointing at shoulders,elbows,wrists,hips,knees and ankles,and having extra pivot-jointing at waist and thighs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: A la Poupee de Nuremberg/ 21 rue de Choiseul/ Lavallee-Peronne/ Trousseaux Complets,Reparations/ Paris (paper label on front torso). Comments: Lily,the signature poupee from the doll shop of Madame Lavallee-Peronne,circa 1865; the doll was mentioned in La Poupee Modele,of which Lavalle-Peronne was a major contributor from its beginning in 1863,referred to as "the doll maker of exquisite taste." Value Points: an important pivotal doll in poupee history,this example beautifully preserved with lovely bisque and artfully-crafted body,original label.
Realized Price: 7500
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