Very Rare French Bisque Poupee by Louis Doleac

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16" (40 cm). Pale bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate with extra articulation of head allowing side-to-side and forward movement as well as swivel, cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes, dark eyeliner encircles the eyecut, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with pale outlined lips, ears pierced into the head, French kid poupee body with gusset jointing at hips and knees, kid-over-wooden upper arms with dowel- jointing at shoulders and elbows, bisque forearms with beautifully sculpted fingers and nails. CONDITION: Generally excellent. MARKS: L. Depose 3 D. COMMENTS: Louis Doleac, circa 1870. VALUE POINTS: Very rare signed poupee with extra articulation of head, beautiful expression and quality of bisque, original body with wonderful bisque hands,antique lace gown, undergarments, shoes.
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