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Poupee as 'Normandy Maid' Candy Container

Lot Number: 
14
12" (30 cm). Bisque shoulderhead doll has pale blue glass enamel eyes, painted lashes, rose blushed eyeshadow, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, padded armature body for posing with bisque forearms and carved wooden lower legs. CONDITION: Generally excellent. COMMENTS: Circa 1890. VALUE POINTS: The all-original lady wears her folklore costume of the Normandy region of France including lace coiffe, and is standing alongside an attached rose-silk-covered box with removable lid labelled "Voila les Plaisirs Mesdames" (Here are treats for Madame). The all-original presentation was a luxury candy box from prestigious Parisian confiserie of the late 19th century.
Realized Price: 
$1,900
Presale Estimate: 
1500/2200