Lady In Original Costume,on Velvet Stand,for the French Market,Possibly Mlle Riera

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12" (30 cm.) Bisque shoulder head of slender-faced lady with elongated throat and modeled bosom,painted facial features,padded armature body with bisque lower limbs,painted brown stockings and shoes. Condition: generally excellent,some silk fraility. Comments: possibly Mlle Riera of Paris who created fashionable lady dolls of this genre,c. 1908,wearing both historic and stylish mode; the dolls were exhibited at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris,and were featured in a historic costume exhibition at Strawbridge and Clothier in Philadelphia in 1908. Value Points: rare doll,wearing her original fashionable costume and accessories.
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