Dainty French Bisque Poupee with Bisque Arms and Splendid Costume

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13" (33 cm.) Pale bisque shoulder head with very plump face, cobalt blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, very daintily-painted lashes and brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with center accent line, unpierced ears, blonde mohair wig with braided coiffure, shapely kid poupee body with tiny waist, well-rounded derriere, gusset-jointing at hips and knees, kid-over-wooden upper arms, bisque arms to above the elbows, well-sculpted bisque hands with defined knuckles and nails. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French, Barrois, circa 1860. Value Points: beautiful early poupee in desirable petite size, brilliant eyes, rare bisque arms, wearing splendid costume of ice blue silk two-piece gown with hand-made lace trim, undergarments including wired hoop skirt, stockings with rare blue garters having ormolu clasps, leather heeled boots, leather purse, and blue velvet and woven bonnet. Ex-Ursula Brecht Collection.
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