If you have been looking for a fantastic find at a reasonable cost, this is the ONE for you! This darling poupée; fresh from Paris, has come from a very old collection and is so superb in every detail. She has a beautiful face with vivid pale blue threaded enamel eyes. Her features are exquisitely painted giving her an air of a fashionable and proud young demoiselle.
Her costume is a lavish array of finery comprised of a two-piece seafoam-colored walking suit with a full bustle of the finest silk gabardine and enhanced with creme lace. Her entire presence takes you back one hundred fifty years. She wears a flurry of crisp petticoats and undergarments; pristine cognac-colored leather boots, a sensational matching seafoam chapeau, and a superb blonde wig in a classic up-do threaded with a slender silken turquoise ribbon. Turquoise earrings and a lovely tiny cabochon garnet pin complete our lovely.
Her gusseted leather body is absolutely pristine. It appears that when her wig was being nailed in place the nail tip pierced the pate and clipped the crown ever so slightly. This tap produced an invisible hairline, thus, allowing this beauty, in all her fine originality, to be offered at a reduced price. We see this from time to time in the French dolls and it was done in the manufacturing process. I have often wondered what possessed these intelligent artisans to secure the wigs in this risky manner, but alas, here we have it! She displays flawlessly! Additional pictures are available upon request.
This is an exquisite example of a precious doll that appears to have been largely sheltered from the ravages of time. Layaway offered up to three months.
**Please Note: The Borzoi and the Feather Muff are not included and are display only.