French Paper Mache Poupee in Folklore Costume

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12" (30 cm). Paper mache shoulderhead with solid dome and slender facial modelling, black enamel inset eyes with painted lashes, arched feathered brows, aquiline nose, open mouth with slightly parted lips, row of teeth, brunette human hair wig over black painted skull cap, pink kid fashion body with one piece shapely limbs, tiny waist, mitten hands. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, circa 1850. Value Points: the early doll retains fine original ivory-like complexion, very sturdy body, has original wig, and wears original French folklore costume of Haute-Pyrenees.
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