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This cute girl by Lanternier is a great doll, with a sweet presentation that can't be ignored! She'll look great in your collection cabinet, great or small! She's a genuine French antique girl, who is bound to make you smile! She's even available on a short layaway, so snatch her up now!
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Bisque socket head with a lovely and unique face, particular to the French Lanternier dolls. She has thinly-feathered brows, and her original blue glass sleep eyes, bounded by painted upper and lower lashes, along with an open mouth and four upper teeth. She wears a dark reddish brown mohair wig in short, tight curls. She is on her original French wood and composition body, repainted . Stands at 16.5" tall. Wears a white cotton dress with lace trim, red insertion ribbon, and flower print. Offers a great presentation. A red bow sits in her hair, while underneath the dress she wears a cream cotton organdy pair of pantaloons, and a matching organdy full slip. Cream knit socks, and white faux leather shoes. She does have a hand-written mark on the back, "Giselle 1881", although this is a later addition, and not actually indicative of her production date, which is c.1910-1915.
Marks: Limoges FRANCE
Condition: Generally Excellent. Bisque head is good, but has a tiny bit of restoration to the lower right eyelid. Otherwise, absolutely hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. Nice modeling and facial painting. Her glass eyes sleep well. Her original body is repainted, but is original, and has the neck rim has restoration.
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Cute 16.5" Lanternier Limoges French Antique Bisque Girl
$399 USD SOLD
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