This gorgeous petite French lady appears to be wearing her original clothing, wig, hat and shoes. She has a perfect, mint, bisque head. She does not have the usual generic face we expect from Francois Gaultier. She bears a striking resemblance to the heads that Blampoix produced on commission for another company, and so it would seem that Gaultier produced these heads as well. She is circa 1870 and she is amazing! Here are the details:
Head: Her bisque head is perfect with no damage or signs of wear - mint condition. She is absolutely stunning. She has incredible deeply spiraled cobalt glass eyes and excellent painting of features. Her ears are pierced directly into her head and her earrings are likely original. Her original blonde mohair wig is styled with curls around her face and her bun is held in place by a narrow braid. She retains her cork pate. She is marked along the bottom of her rear shoulderplate, F 0 G - the 0 is her size number. I have not checked for additional marks on the front shoulderplate.
Body: Her original French kid body is very firm and upright. She has individually stitched fingers and there are gussets at the knees. I have not removed her clothing, but I see no patching, repairs or leaking.
Clothing: She is fully dressed in antique clothing, and I do not doubt that these are original to her. She wears a fine fashion gown of the period â€“ pink silk with layers of lace-trimmed ruffles. Underneath, she wears gauzy pantaloons and what looks like a corset that laces up the back. She also has tall tan wool stockings. I love her straw picture hat! And those great black leather shoes with buckles - wow! You will not find a better example!