An outstanding find for a doll collector! She is an early Rabery & Delphieu dating back to 1881. She has wooden arms and legs with papier mache body. She has papier mache feet that are molded onto the wooden lower legs. The majority of R. D. dolls were made on a French jointed bodies.
She has fixed brown glass eyes, painted lashes, feathered eyebrows, closed mouth, pierced ears, original cork pate and long curly antique wig.
The doll wears antique undergarments, marvelous silk dress decorated with beautiful lace and antique silk bonnet, antique shoes and socks.
Measures: 19 1/2" (49 cm)
Condition: Excellent, no hairlines, original body finish, I have marked a slight restoration of the paint on the fingers, but other than that the doll is in excellent condition.
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Gorgeous Early Closed Mouth Rabery & Delphieu (circa 1881)
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