Rare all original 18" ( 46 cm ) prestine French paper-mache doll with delicate costume and wig in her complete all original condition !!
Wonderful French doll has solid domed paper mache shoulderhead with fine creamy painted complexion with black painted hair pate and flat modeled ears. She has lovely blushed cheeks and eyeshadow over tiny black enamel glass inset eyes
with fine painted lashes and arched brows.
The lovely childlike girl has an open mouth with two row tiny bamboo inset teeth and hint of smile on her lips.
Wonderful original human hair wig with long braids which are original ornate with silk bows. A tiny
handwritten label you can find at her wig side .... perhaps a signature from the wig maker :)
She has her sturdy light pink leather body with shapely torso . One piece kid arms with stitched fingers and typicall one piece curved legs .
Her pretty body is all hand sewn and has defined muscles ... a master piece from around 1840th.
Here complete condition is generally excellent , looks clean and sturdy and her head and shoulder plate are free of any damage or problems.
Wearing superb all origianl with lovely under garments which are never removed from her body so that we prefer to keep is so as is !! She owns a gorgeous three piece costume as well .... soft woolen skirt with muslin blouse and wonderful jacket in corset form. Stocking and French shoes.
Wonderfull all original preserved condition from a private house in south of France .
She is one of the earliest fashion dolls from France with paper mache head before the early bisque dolls was produced there.
Let me know if you have any question and thank you for your interest on my Doll-Shop !!
Layaway are always welcome , please ask about !!