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French Bisque Poupee with Dehors Articulation and Au Nain Bleu Boutique Label 

Lot Number: 
209
18" (46 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, with extra articulation allowing the head to tilt side-to-side and forward as well as swivel, small blue glass spiral-threaded eyes with darker blue iris rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pertly-shaped accented lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupee body with gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 4 (head and shoulders) 4 (inside wig) Au Nain Bleu Maison Chauviere Boul des Capucines Paris (paper label on torso). Comments: French, circa 1867. Value Points: especially beautiful face with distinctive expression, luxury Dehors neck articulation, original wig, very sturdy body with original label of the prestige Parisian doll shop Au Nain Bleu. 
Realized Price: 
$3,400
Presale Estimate: 
2800/3500