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Fine Early French Paper Mache Poupee with Original Wig and Costume

Lot Number: 
28
22" (56 cm.) Solid domed paper mache shoulder head with oval-shaped head,elongated strong throat,painted black pate under wig,small black enamel eyes,painted lashes and feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with accented lips,kid lady body with gusset-jointing at the hips,slender limbs. Condition: generally excellent,some kid reinforcement of wrists. Comments: for the French market,circa 1840,with paper mache head attributed to Andreas Voit. Value Points: fine original finish with luminous patina,having superb original wig with tightly-braided coiled curls at each side and a braided chignon at the back of her head,and wearing her superb original costume of brown grenadine silk trimmed with black velvet and Alencon lace,early homespun undergarments,black leather slippers,and rose bonnet.
Realized Price: 
$2,000
Presale Estimate: 
2000/3000