This is a hard to find 13" tall French bisque black doll made by Jules Verlingue circa 1920. It is marked on the back of the head PETITE FRANCAISE, J anchor V, 3. The word under PETITE FRANCAIS is hard to make out, but probably FRANCE. This little charmer has its original chemise slip, topped by old but not original cotton print skirt and red trimmed blouse. She is missing a wig and pate. The shoes are modern replacements.
Condition: There is a substantial amount of color loss from whenever the wig was removed. There is a slight nose rub and a small scratch to the left of the left eye. There are spots of color loss on the body as well. There is a chip out of the rim of the head top center - which looks like it has always been there. No other damages noted.
This very hard to find black doll will be wonderful once supplied with an appropriate wig and dress.
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