Exquisite French Bisque Poupee with Original Costume and Dehors Articulation

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17" (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with deluxe articulation of neck allowing head to tilt side-to-side and forward as well as traditional swivel, bright blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, delicate mauve eye shadow, lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, kid poupee body with gusset-jointing at hips, knees and elbows. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1870 with Dehors deposed neck articulation. Value Points: exquisite facial features, original blue silk gown with Alencon lace overlay and lavish extended train, bonnet, undergarments, cream kidskin heeled shoes, earrings. The doll has a blue ribbon UFDC award.
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