French Bisque Poupee with Wooden Articulated Body, Dehors Head Articulation

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17" (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, deposed Dehors neck articulation that also allows the head to tilt forward and back and lean side-to-side (as well as swivel), cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner, delicately-painted lashes and brows, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig over cork pate, all-wooden poupee body with shapely torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees, and with extra pivot at waist and mid-thighs, sculpted curled fingers. Condition: generally excellent, small piece of wood missing on lower left thigh. Marks: 4 (head and shoulder). Comments: French, circa 1867. Value Points: the beautiful poupee has several features which indicate her luxury production, namely, Dehors neck articulation and deluxe articulation of wooden body, and is presented with her original couturier silk gown, bonnet, undergarments, and in original box. Ex-collection Paris Musee de la Poupee.
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