111 . Very Rare French Doll with Laminated Cloth Body Attributed to the Designs of Brouillet-Cacheleux
25" (64 cm.) Sculpted firmly-pressed composition head with highly defined facial features and characteristic textured complexion, deeply set eye sockets with defined lids, painted brown eyes, brushstroked brows, pointy nose tip, closed mouth with well-defined lips, strong cheek and chin bones, brunette hand-tied human hair wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: MIII (head) Comments: attributed to the Munich Art Doll studio of Marion Kaulitz, circa 1908, whose dolls are designated as the original models for the art reform doll movement of that decade. Value Points: an exceptional model, both in its larger size and exceptional characterization, is beautifully preserved, and likely one-of-a-kind.