111 . Very Rare French Doll with Laminated Cloth Body Attributed to the Designs of Brouillet-Cacheleux
28" (71 cm.) Bisque socket head with slender elongated facial modeling of lady, brown glass "flirty" eyes, dark eyeliner, heavily-modeled eyelids, mohair lashes, painted curly lashes, slightly-modeled brushstroked brows with feathered details, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth modeled as though open in a dimpled smiling expression, row of painted teeth, well-modeled unpierced ears, auburn mohair extended-length wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, wearing antique costume with undergarments and kidskin shoes. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 1388 Germany Simon & Halbig S&H 12. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1910. Value Points: extremely rare model, whose rarity is rivaled by her exceptional quality of sculpting, bisque and painting of nearly-lifelike features, fine antique wig, original body and body finish. Ex-personal collection of Richard Wright from whose estate auction the doll was acquired by Margaret Lumia.