French Bisque Poupee with Unusually Expressive Features, All-Wooden Articulated Body

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18" (46 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with very plump face, large cobalt blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, lightly feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined full lips, unpierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, all-wooden body with shapely torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, concave shaping at back thighs allowing for realistic kneeling pose, separately-carved fingers, lovely antique costume including snood. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1865. Value Points: unusual and very expressive facial model with dramatically large eyes, rare all-wooden articulated body.
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