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All-Original French Bisque Poupee with Exotic Complexion and Costume

Lot Number: 
65
14" (36 cm.) Golden-amber-complexioned bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, brown glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted dark curly lashes, widely-arched brows that nearly meet, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accented lips, two black beauty spots, black mohair wig in an extended triple-braid, kid poupee body with gusset-jointing at the hips and knees, kid-over-wooden upper arms, golden-amber-complexioned bisque arms from above the elbows, curled fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: circa 1867, the model was likely created for the Paris 1867 International Exposition to appeal to the wealthy international travelers from Persia or Turkey. Value Points: very rare poupee with beautiful complexion enhanced by two beauty spots, wearing her original elaborate silk costume with elaborate silk turban to match the sash, and having original gold bracelets and ankle bracelets, pearl necklace.
Realized Price: 
$2,750
Presale Estimate: 
3500/4500