French Bisque Poupee Depicting Asian Lady by Gaultier in Original Costume

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17" (43 cm.) Amber-tinted bisque swivel head on bisque shoulder plate,small brown glass inset eyes with dark eyeliner,painted lashes,black feathered brows,accented nostrils,closed mouth with pale outlined lips,unpierced ears,very firmly-stuffed kid poupee body with shapely torso,gusset-jointing at hips and knees,bisque arms to above the elbows. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: F. 4 G. Comments: Gaultier,circa 1865,few Gaultier model from this era bear the maker's initials; this and the uniqueness of the Asian model indicate a special commission doll,probably for the 1867 Paris International Exposition. Value Points: very rare doll with gorgeous complexion and painting,rare signature,very sturdy original body with rare bisque arms,and outstanding original costume including attached headdress and silk shoes for bound feet.
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