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Petite French Bisque Poupee with Piquant Expression and Fine Antique Costume

Lot Number: 
143
16" (41 cm.) Bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, small blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, rose-blushed eyeshadow, arched feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined pale lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, French kid poupee body with shapely torso and legs, gusset-jointed elbows. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 2 (head and shoulders). Comments: French, circa 1865. Value Points: beautiful poupee with delicate complexion and painting of features, original body, wearing beautiful antique costume with hand-embroidered details, woven bonnet with silk lining, undergarments, leather boots.
Realized Price: 
$1,800
Presale Estimate: 
2500/3200