RESERVED on Layaway ....
On Polichinelle was very popular in France until after the end of 19th. century and it was the most used symbol on publicity poster or Department Store and luxury Doll Store catalogs in Paris !! They was to find in different sizes and styles but always wearing very lavish and special ....... On very populary and funny guy for special occasions and not only for Christmas !!
This 14 " ( 36 cm ) total size beautiful Polichinelle is in generally excellent and all factory original condition preserved in his authentique store box from an " Enfants" ......... childrens shop in Marseille -France at the 19th. Century .
With pretty bisque head possible by Gaultier factory with lovely bisque and painting . He has blue glass inset eyes with fine painted lashes and brows. Open mouth with tiny row of porcelain teeth between his outlined lips and nice white mohair wig . Has paper-mache torso with typical shaped humps at front and back torso , rare bisque hands , wooden lower legs and feet . Otherwise straw-filled lower limbs .... all in perfect condition.
Wearing very beautiful with light pink and cream silk jester costume ornate with pretty lace cuffs and large jabot , knit tights , pink silk slippers . Fully decorate costume with decorative gold paper and gild trim , silk ribbons and matching jester cap ........ Typical pulling straps to hold and with it to put up and down ....... Original preserved in store box with small tambourine of wood and paper , ornate with little bells. Included an lovely card and flowers bouquet ..... partially never removed from the box .
France around 1885 / 90 in generally all perfect condition. Bisque head and hands are free of damage , hairline , repair or other problem...... Box size ..... 13" x 9" x 2 3/4" ( 33 x 23 x 7,5 cm ) ..... has generally good condition to age !!
A rare to find special piece for your collection to enjoy !!
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