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French Poupee "Maria" in the Huret Manner with Signed Huret Body, Trunk and Trousseau

Lot Number: 
338
17" (43 cm.) Metal socket head closely resembling Huret model, painted complexion and facial features, blue eyes in deeply-set sockets, feathered brows, accented nostrils, brunette human hair over cork pate, Huret wooden body with slender, elongated shaping, jointing at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips and knees. Condition: overall very good, facial painting appears original albeit faded. Marks: Huret 68 Rue de la Boetie (body). Comments: although the doll most closely resembles early Huret poupee, the use of cast metal for the head is not known; the body is original Huret of early 1900s era. Value Points: mystery doll wearing antique costume including hooped petticoat, bonnet, and (unsigned) early Huret ankle boots. Also included is an early wooden trunk with two lift-out trays and numerous compartments containing many original costumes and accessories.
Realized Price: 
$5,750
Presale Estimate: 
4500/6500