Handsome French Bisque Soldier in Fine Antique Regimental Costume

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22" (56 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulder plate,small blue glass enamel inset eyes,dark eyeliner,painted lashes and brows,accented nostrils and eye corners,closed mouth with outlined lips,white mohair wig and moustache with curled tips,kid poupee body with shapely arms and legs. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Gaultier,circa 1875. Value Points: wonderful presentation of the regally-posed gentleman,wearing detailed antique regimental costume with soutache metallic braid,bar of miniature ribbons and medals,elaborate helmet,trousers,shoes,and carrying silver sword in scabbard.
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