This 5 inch tall French mignonnette, circa the late 19th century, was most likely manufactured in Germany and sold in the French market. This doll has blue glass set eyes, a closed mouth, and her great original blonde mohair wig in the original set. She is jointed at the neck, shoulders, and hips. She has molded and painted heeled boots and white stockings. The little darling wears an ecru lace dress and an antique white cotton lace trimmed underclothing accompanied by a delicate straw hat. The silk dress is either antique or made with antique fabric. The doll is in excellent condition with one small chip on her right hip. She also has a small irregularity on the thumb of her right hand. These two things may have occurred in the original firing of the doll and not represent later damage. I am being especially selective in even mentioning them. This is an especially beautiful petite dolly.
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Joan's (JF) items will return in mid-November when she is home from Australia. Lynette's (LG) items are available now.