French Bisque Poupee with Dehors Neck Articulation and Wooden Articulated Arms

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16" (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, extra articulation allowing head to tilt side to side and forward as well as swivel, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented eye corners, accented nostrils, closed mouth, pale outlined lips, ears pierced into head, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupee body with shapely torso, gusset-jointing at hips and knees, wooden dowel-jointed articulated body, wearing original brown cotton flowered gown with bustle back, lace trim, undergarments, fancy boots. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1867, the distinctive neck articulation was deposed by Auguste Dehors. Value Points: wonderfully-preserved, with beautiful face and painting, rare articulation of neck, wooden arms, antique costume. Private collection Lorna Lieberman.
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