Wonderful all original antique, ca. 1878-1880, French Fashion lady Poupee doll. Marked "0" on the back of her head and F.G. on her shoulder under the kid leather. I purchased this doll from the original family estate. She stands 12 in. tall. Perfect pale bisque swivel head on a perfect bisque shoulder plate. Original cork pate with her original short curly wig (I think the wig is original). Beautiful early painted eyebrows and eyelashes. Blue paperweight stationary eyes, closed mouth, pierced ears, original kid body, kid arms with wired fingers (some missing on one hand). Firms sturdy body in very nice condition stamped in blue on the front. The costume may be an antique factory original or handmade. Three piece walking suit, jacket, long skirt and short overskirt, made of a plaid gaberdine, I think. All three pieces require pins for closure. Fabulous antique horsehair straw hat with flower and ribbon decoration. Antique leather French Fashion doll shoes. Stamped "4" at the toe on each sole. These came with the doll. Lovely doll and a great cabinet size. Please read condition below and look at all of the photos as they are part of the description.
CONDITION: No hairlines to her bisque head or shoulder plate. No eye flakes or flakes around her pierced ears. Her wig is short and sparse but the hat covers it. Her body is sturdy and very nice. One hand has missing fingers and a tape repairs. The fingers on the other hand are present but have a tape repairs and some leather splits around the fingers and upper arm as shown in the above photos. Clothing is in very good condition but there is an area of wear at the front of the jacket. Shoes are great with no damage but ties are different. Hat is fabulous. No odor and from a smoke-free environment. While I make every effort to describe my items to the best of my ability I encourage you to look at all of the photos so that you can form your own opinion of condition