~Welcome to our 'La Vie En Rose' Red Tag sale, where we 24 of our VERY BEST French Dolls have been marked down for one time only bargains of 30% off their marked prices! That's right- some of our VERY BEST inventory is going to be available for two days at extremely affordable prices; so get your buying shoes on because we've never done something like this before, and I don't think we ever will again!!! Maybe I'm a little too excited, but this is something to be excited about- I love it when our beautiful girls find their forever homes, and I just know that most of them will this time around. The prices in this sale will never exist again after it is over, so if you've been dreaming of a doll in this sale, grab it up before it is gone for good. Layaway is still available.~
A hard to find piece of history, this incredible petite Poupee will astound you when you hold her in your hands. A true artifact of Victorian textiles and costuming, this incredible little one packs a powerful presence for her 11" height and a beautiful expression. I adore the powder blue color of her dress and I know that her new home will be beyond smitten with her as she truly is ALL ORIGINAL. From her beautiful twisted wig to her little shoes to her cravat, this girl is what we can only consider to be a museum worthy find in this gorgeous presentation. Though her skirt and her jacket have experienced some melting, she comes with a carefully crafted second skirt constructed of Victorian silk to ensure that she is ready for the ball when she arrives at your door. We know that there just is not another one like her out there and that when she is gone, she will be gone for good! ~Many have asked if we have additional antique silk fabric to fix the sleeves of this dress, and the answer is YES! If you'd like to take on a sewing project with the purchase of this beautiful girl, we now have additional victorian powder blue silk for you to do so, and upon request we can include it with the sale of this doll. She's a gem!
*Yes, we are happy to offer a liberal 8-10 month layaway plan on this beautiful girl. Just let us know at checkout or give us a call at 718.859.0901 to hear an in hand description of her wonderful condition, or to discuss layaway terms!*
Pressed bisque socket head on a pressed bisque shoulder-plate on her original kidskin body with mitten hands. Fixed cornflower blue paperweight eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, thin, feathered arching brows, closed mouth slightly smiling, pierced ears with earrings, original light auburn mohair wig in original set over original cork pate. Dressed in a really gorgeous sky blue silk two piece original ensemble with gold silk piping on the jacket and gold silk ribbon cravat, lace trim and all full lined in cotton, original antique underwear with lace trim, cream cotton stockings and black leather original shoes with metal buckles.
MARKS : 3/0
CONDITION : Generally EXCELLENT! The head is perfect as is the shoulder plate. She has a wonderful bisque head with a very beautiful face of a young fashionable lady, expert and delicate painting of attractive features and crisp modeling and pale coloring. The original body is only partially examined due to the fragility of the dress. The dress does have some serious issues which I will enumerate. The jacket is in presentable and sturdy condition but some of the surface silk is beginning to melt off, particularly the left sleeve and areas on the front and inside the lapels, The top of the dress is fairly intact save for a small area on the front bodice. The original skirt of the dress is missing most of the silk to the front and some of the silk to the rear of the skirt. We were able to find an antique skirt of the period in similar silk and color to which we added some lace at the base and altered to fit the doll. We placed this skirt over the original so that she is now quite presentable. The golden cravat is lovely and fully intact on the front bodice. Overall, this is a wonderful piece of antique Jumeau doll history which will enhance any collection of fine antique dolls! One of the sweetest fashions ever, she is a fine example for anyone studying the fashions of the mid to late Victorian era in France!
~French Fashion Doll By Jumeau~
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