Wow ~ Does she have presence!
Very hard to find the wonderful french face Belton dolls in this large size. Approx. 23" tall (she is a tad over), she is delightful! Gorgeous bisque belton head with two holes at the top of her closed dome for stringing. She is marked very faintly, and it appears to be mold 117, which is a known Belton doll mold. She has a great look with her huge brown eyes that are wide set. She even has the desired pale mauve coloring over her eyes as some of the early french dolls have. Superb finely painted long eyelashes frame her eyes with wonderful feathered brown eyebrows enhancing her look. Exquisitely painted lips with the desired white space between the lips gives her a Bru look. She has pierced ears, but is lacking earrings. She has a wonderful long blonde antique human hair wig which could be original to her.
Her body is a desired loose ball composition body with straight wrists. It retains most of the original finish. Some typical age wear which would be expected in a doll body of this age. This includes some edge wear,finish wear and slight cracking. Stringing is very slightly loose, but she stands well in a doll stand. She is wearing antique underclothing, an antique dress, socks and antique shoes with pompoms. Her delightful bonnet is silk and does have some wear on it. Dress does have a few splits/holes in it.
Condition: Head has been inspected with both blacklight and high powered flashlight. No hairlines, restoration or damage noted. Body has typical age related wear. There is a slight color flaw on her right cheek, it is not damage.
She is truly gorgeous and will stand out in any collection
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