111 . Very Rare French Doll with Laminated Cloth Body Attributed to the Designs of Brouillet-Cacheleux
19" (48 cm.) Paper mache shoulder head of adult lady with oval face and elongated strong throat, black painted hair looped in front and over her ears before forming into a triple-layer braided coil at the back of her head, inset black enamel eyes in almond shape, closed mouth with accented lips, original cotton sateen poupee body with shapely torso, stitch-jointed body, defined fingers. Condition: original finish is well-preserved with some light craquelure. Comments: French, circa 1840/1850. Value Points: of exceptional beauty and presence, her details include fine sculpting of ears, painting of hair with brown shading around the forehead edges, original body, and wearing an extraordinary original multi-layered costume.