126: Rare French Bisque Fashion With Wooden Articulated
Marks: L. Depose D. 19". Very pale bisque swivel head with heart-shaped face, bisque shoulderplate, pale blue inset glass eyes, dark eyeliner, delicately feathered brows and lashes, closed mouth, beautifully-shaped pale accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, stretched-kid-over- wooden body with dowel-articulation at shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, shapely torso, bisque lower arms with curved fingers, original lavishly appointed lace over cotton fashion gown, old black leather boots. Commentary: Attributed to Louis Doleac, circa 1880, distinctive facial modeling; finest quality bisque and delicate facial decoration, rare wooden articulated body with bisque hands, fine antique costume.
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