Very Rare French Bisque Poupee by Leverd & Cie with Unique Wig System

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19" (48 cm.) Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, uniquely cut pate to indicate original placement of hair tendrils as wig, blue glass spiral-threaded inset eyes, rich dark eyeliner, painted lashes, arched feathered brows, aquiline nose with accented nostrils, closed mouth with strong accent line between the lips, dimpled chin, pierced ears, titian human hair, Gesland body with padded stockinette over armature designed for posing, bisque lower arms and legs, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, body stockinette is recovered. Marks: 3 Bte SGDG. Comments: Leverd & Cie, his unique wig system was deposed in 1869 and made for one or two years only. Value Points: extremely rare poupee with regal portrait expression, finest bisque and painting, rare wig system.
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