Lovely French Bisque Poupee from Maison Simonne with Kid-over-Wooden Body

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17" (43 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate,blue glass inset eyes,delicately painted lashes and feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with accented lips,blonde mohair wig over cork pate,pierced ears,stretched kid-over-wooden body with shapely torso,dowel-jointing at hips,knees,elbows and shoulders,bisque arms below the elbows. Condition: generally excellent,right hand has some restoration. Marks: Passage Delorme Simonne Paris Rue de Rivoli (stamp on torso). Comments: the doll was commissioned by the exclusive Paris doll store of Maison Simonne,circa 1870. Value Points: beautiful poupee with gentle expression,rare wooden body with bisque hands,wearing original muslin gown,undergarments,shoes,and having Simonne body stamp.
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