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French Bisque Poupee in Original Folklore Costume of Sables d'Olonne, France

Lot Number: 
450
13" (33 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, blue glass inset eyes, painted lashes and brows, closed mouth, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, original muslin poupee body with kid arms. Condition: generally excellent, some wear to fingers. Marks: 0 (head and shoulder). Comments: French, circa 1885, wearing original costume of the French village of Sables d'Olonne; the 19th century boutique of Mon. Bellanger of that village specialized in presenting dolls costumed precisely in traditional garb. Value Points: authentic and well-detailed folklore costume.
Presale Estimate: 
1200/1500