Beautiful French Bisque Poupee by Gaultier with Gesland Deposed Body

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16" (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate,blue glass enamel inset eyes,delicately painted lashes and brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with accented lips,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,fashion lady body of padded stockinette over metal armature,bisque hands and lower legs,bare feet. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 3 (head and shoulders). Comments: Gaultier,circa 1872,with deposed body style by Gesland based upon the 1872 body patent of Pannier. Value Points: rare body style allowing superb articulation and posing,enhanced by beautifully sculpted hands and feet,choice bisque,very fine antique costume of black velvet and ice-blue silk skirt,superb undergarments,leather heeled boots,jewelry,lace cap.
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