Vintage Coty Poudre Box in form of Half Porcelain Doll

Still as charming as she was when she made her debut mid century, this lovely mademoiselle hides a powder box under her skirt. She originates from Paris.

The top half of this box is the upper half of a porcelain doll. Her coiffure is reminiscent of Marie Antoinette, topped by a green bow. Her face is delicately detailed; she gazes off in the distance as if daydreaming. Her cheeks are powdered in the color powder which is inside the box, "Ochre Rose". Her lips are red and form a perfect bow. She holds a green basket which contains orange flowers. Her yellow dress had white ruffled trim. From the back she is just a charming, with two braids flowing down from her green bow. Her skirt is made of a woven cotton fabric in a springtime floral print.

Under her skirt we find the powder box. The doll is sewn into the lid, the blue threads still present. There are needle holes at the bottom of the box but we are not sure what this would have been for, maybe to hold the powder puff when new. All the product information is written on the bottom of the box.

She measures 5 1/8" tall (the porcelain doll 3" tall), the powder box is 2 1/2" in diameter. She survives in excellent vintage condition. The inside of her right arm at the elbow has a tiny rough spot, but this is original to the doll.

She awaits a new home, one where she can primp and daydream in front of a large mirror or sitting atop a beautiful dressing table. She would be happy to serve as a secret holder for a treasured piece of jewelry.

Item ID: P373

$89 USD

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