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German Paper Mache Poupard with Beautifully-Painted Hair

Lot Number: 
116
20" (51 cm.) Paper mache shoulderhead, painted black hair with delicately-feathered curls around the face, painted blue downcast eyes with shaded detail, black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with delicately-painted lips, firmly-shaped poupard body wrapped in pique bunting with rose silk ribbon, kid arms with stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany, circa 1865, possibly for the French market. Value Points: fine original painting with beautifully-detailed hair.
Realized Price: 
$700
Presale Estimate: 
700/900