~As we enter the final week in March, it is time for our third annual Tax Return Sale. First we had papier maches on sale, then china dolls, and now, ladies and gentlemen of the doll world; it is time for the Bisque and Bebe sale of your dreams! From now until April 15th, we will be giving you a very, VERY good opportunity to utilize those tax return dollars with a mark down sale that is TOO BIG for us to do in one sitting, so we will be adding dolls to it in small gasps- starting at the top with our most beloved and extraordinary bebes, down to the sweetest and already affordable German dollies. Come join the doll fun and search Tax Return in our shop to see all the dolls and accessories included in the sale!~
Always desirable in the perfect 'Size 0', this petite poupee is an excellent example! One of the cutest little ladies, we simply cannot get enough of these all original fashion poupees! This darling is perfect for a display of French Poupees in need of a maid or a market girl tending to a display of flowers, or paired with a French poupee boy in occupational attire, as we see from time to time. If your ladies are ready to have this sweet miss in their midst, we can assure you that she is up to the task; with a very sweet face, delicate blushing (that looks a lot more dramatic in the photos than it is in person) and beautiful blue paperweight eyes, she is pristine! The study of all original fashion poupee costumes cannot be complete without an example such as this of the fine regional dress that was translated to doll scale for a run of Poupees by Jumeau and Gaultier. The quality of her costume truly is wonderful. I especially love the playful blue and cream skirt, and her all original little hat! Just a treasure. And she is offered with our Couronne D'Or gifts and guarantees, because we know she is a prime example of excellence!
Pressed bisque socket head on a pressed bisque shoulder-plate on her original kidskin body with individually stitched and wired fingers. Fixed cornflower blue paperweight eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, thin, feathered arching brows, closed mouth slightly smiling, pierced ears with faux pearl earrings, original light blond mohair wig in original set with a pair of long five-strand plait braids over at the rear original cork pate. Dressed in a really gorgeous blue and white striped cotton skirt with black velvet bodice edged in bronze metallic trim and with red lacing at the front, white cotton shawl under the bodice, white cotton half slip, white organdy pantaloons with lace trim original factory black velvet regional hat, black net stockings and newer black silk shoes. Just a wonderful little all original fashion poupee!
CONDITION: EXCELLENT! The head is perfect as is the shoulder plate, save some minor chipping to one ear pierce hole (very typical for these ladies.) She has a wonderful pristine pale bisque head with a very beautiful, intelligent face of a young lady dressed in the traditional costume of her region, expert and delicate painting of attractive features and crisp modeling and pale coloring. The original body is also in wonderful condition showing hardly any age wear save for some typical minor soiling of the hands. The costume is also in great shape for her age. 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 regional fashions of the mid to late Victorian era in France!
~Our Three Tiered 'Couronne' Rewards and Guarantee System~
Couronne, the French word for crown, has always been a term dear to my heart. I was born in Paris, French was my first language, and it will always be my favorite way to talk about dolls. The royal implication of the word 'couronne' makes it an excellent adjective to describe the best of the best that we offer, here at Kathy Libraty's Antiques. As time goes on, I find it harder and harder to come across dolls of the highest and finest quality; and when I do have the pleasure of finding and subsequently offering them to my customers, expressing their growing rarity is difficult. Thus, we now have a way to do it in far fewer words than I have used in the past. Dolls of the highest excellence will now be offered in three tiers to express their level of merit:
~Couronne Dauphine D'Argent~ (Silver) To achieve the Dauphine level, a doll must be- shall we say, a cut above the pack. A doll at this level is exemplary, and would achieve Impériale or Royale status if not for a small flaw or two, acquired over her long life. These dolls are divine and stand out on their own. At this level, in addition to the doll purchased, the buyer receives a small gift, personalized thank you note, as well as a 5% off voucher for a future purchase.
~Couronne Royale D'Or~ (Gold) Dolls that achieve this level are rare, alluring, beautifully dressed and in very good condition. They exemplify everything that we look for in a doll and prize above others in a 100+ year old antique. At this level, our customers receive a small gift in addition to their package along with a personalized thank you note that is included with every doll we sell. A voucher for 7% off of your next purchase will be included.
~Couronne Impériale Platin~ (Platinum) The highest order of antique doll, a doll that is all original or otherwise exquisitely costumed . A doll that has an absolutely original body and without damage or compromise. With a doll at this level, we offer our customers a gift of antique doll jewelry, a luxury bonbon, personalized thank you note specifying the value and rarity of the item. Additionally, a voucher for 10% off of your next purchase from us. A receipt of your purchase for insurance purposes is also available upon request at this level, as well as in invitation to our Holiday Antique Doll High Tea at our home in and show room in Brooklyn, New York. *Insurance receipts are also available upon request for any doll at these levels.*
Our Service Guarantee: We promise that you will be happy with your doll, or we will do everything in our power to ensure that you have a positive experience purchasing from us. The item that you buy from us is guaranteed to be in as described condition, carefully wrapped, packed to ensure that you get the doll in the condition that it was in when we took the photographs, and lovingly taken care of until it reaches you. We are aware that we charge a little more than many, why is that? We have taken the time to painstakingly ensure that every detail of your doll is stellar, to research her history, to find out where she came from, and provide as much information as we can about this beautiful piece of history. From shoes to wig, to body, to clothes and accessories, we know that you are investing money in your purchase, and the only investments that hold up over time are ones that are cabinet ready, and visually appealing, especially for those who will consider reselling their treasures at a later date. We are promising you a beautiful doll, a positive experience, a layaway that allows you to get the doll you want, and a 3 day money-back guarantee. If you don't absolutely love your doll, we will take it back and give you a full refund, no questions asked. Because we are that confident in the quality of our beautiful dolls. Feel free to get in contact with our office for further details about our dolls, our service guarantee or our what we have coming up. Need more information on our customer service and product quality? Check out our perfect 5 star rating in the upper right hand corner of our shop banner.