French Miniature Bisque ÒSaluting Marquis

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6" (18 cm.) Bisque socket head,blue glass enamel inset eyes,painted lashes and brows,accented nostrils,closed mouth,white mohair wig,carton torso and lower legs,wire upper arms and legs,bisque forearms. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: French,circa 1880. Value Points: amusing mechanical action occurs when the doll is pressed down; an internal spring causes the dollÕs right arm to move up and down,waving the tricorn hat he holds,as though saluting; the doll wears his original silk Marquis costume.
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