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Very Beautiful French Bisque Poupee by Adelaide Huret with Dreamy Eyes

Lot Number: 
98
17" (43 cm.) Bisque shoulderhead with very plump rounded face, painted blue downcast eyes with decorative glaze at lower edge, heavy eyelids, painted all-around lashes, lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with accent line between the lips, unpierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, carved wooden body with articulation at shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, and knees, original metal hands. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: Maison Huret/Boulevard Montmartre...(stamp on torso). Comments: Adelaide Huret, circa 1860, on later Huret body. Value Points: very beautiful poupee in the "mode enfantine" manner, wearing linen dress, undergarments, bonnet, jewelry, unusual heeled boots of twill and leather with edged leather soles in the Huret manner.
Realized Price: 
$24,000
Presale Estimate: 
12,000/16,000

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