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Rare French Bisque Poupee with Petit & Dumoutier Lady Body

Lot Number: 
96
17" (43 cm.) Bisque socket head,brown glass enamel inset eyes,delicately painted lashes and brows,rose blushed eye shadow,accented eye corners,closed mouth,outlined pale lips,pierced ears,brunette mohair wig over cork pate,French wooden lady body with shapely torso,ball- jointing at shoulders,elbows,hips and knees,jointed wrists,metal hands. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 4 (head). Comments: Petit & Dumoutier,circa 1877,having distinctive body for their doll only,with metal hands; the body is shown in the Encyclopedia of French Dolls by Theimer,page 459. Value Points: rare model with lovely presence,wearing fine antique gown,undergarments,bonnet,jewelry.
Realized Price: 
$16,000
Presale Estimate: 
3000/4000