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Beautiful French Bisque Poupee by Adelaide Huret with Signed Huret Shoes

Lot Number: 
2
18" (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate, plump cheeks and bulbous throat, painted blue eyes with darker blue outer irises, down-glancing pupils, heavily-modeled eyelids, dark upper eyeliner, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips and center accent line, unpierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, all-wooden poupee body with dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles, swivel waist and thighs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: A La Poupee de Nuremberg, (partial label on chest). Comments: Adelaide Huret, circa 1857, the original gutta percha body was likely replaced with the present articulated wooden body at the prestige Parisian doll shop of A La Poupee de Nuremberg, circa 1865, as indicated by the body label. Value Points: the beautiful poupee with exquisite painting of eyes enhanced by rich glaze, has deluxe articulation of wooden body, and is wearing fine original antique costume including bone-handled parasol and aqua kidskin heeled shoes signed Huret.
Realized Price: 
$29,000
Presale Estimate: 
14,000/18,000