Lot: 52. Superb Early French Wooden Poupee with Fully-Articulated Body and Original Gown
22" (56 cm.) All-wooden doll with tightly-fitted swivel head,refined facial sculpting with angular-shaped face,high cheekbones,aquiline nose,defined chin,well-detailed ears,tinted blue eyes and shaded lips of closed mouth,original hand-tied human hair wig,on all-wooden body with shapely torso,musculature definition of ribs,swivel waist,ball and dowel jointing at shoulders,elbows,wrists,hips,knees and ankles,expressively carved hands,painted complexion of face,upper torso and hands,fine natural waxed finish to remainder of the doll. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: the doll is similiar to,but preceding,the deposed poupee model of Marie Emmanuel Cruchet of 1852,having less voluptuous shaping of torso,as necessitated by the 1830 high-waist fashion,of which it is dressed in an original gown with padded bosom,along with undergarments and handmade slippers. Value Points: very rare larger early wooden poupee with handsomely carved features,original finish,original costume.
Realized Price: 8500
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