French Bisque Poupee with Rare Wooden Body and Bisque Arms

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17" (43 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass enamel inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pale accented lips, ears pierced into head, brunette human hair over cork pate, kid-over-wooden body with shapely torso, dowel-jointing at shoulders, hips and knees, "baggy" kid on upper legs designed to allow a flexible articulation, bisque forearms. Condition: generally excellent, restoration on both hands. Comments: French, circa 1875, the model was often presented in the Parisian boutique of Terrene on Rue du Marche St. Honore and is sometimes referred to as the "Terrene poupee". Value Points: beautiful poupee with gentle expression, rare body.
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