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Very Rare French Doll with Laminated Cloth Body Attributed to the Designs of Brouillet-Cacheleux

Lot Number: 
111
19" (48 cm.) Solid domed bisque head with flat-cut neck socket which accommodates to protruding peg from torso neck, painted facial features, blue downcast eyes, thick black upper eyeliner with dainty lashes, accented nostrils, closed mouth with prim lips, very plump cheeks, unpierced ears, brunette mohair wig, very lightweight body of laminated cloth with loose-ball-joints and peg-jointing, lovely antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, few wig pulls at upper forehead crown (under wig). Comments: circa 1865, attributed to Brouillet-Cacheleux who registered an 1861 design for this doll, specifically of the lightweight laminated cloth material. His concept was similar to the blown leather poupee body deposed by Clement of Paris in 1866. An article about these rare dolls by Dominique Pennegues is in Doll News, Spring, 2018. Value Points: very rare doll with beautiful dreamy expression, original body with original finish, antique costume includes a fabulous bonnet, silk gown, undergarments, leather shoes.
Realized Price: 
$9,000
Presale Estimate: 
4000/5500