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Darling Antique Marotte Bisque Girl in Jester Costume with Whistle Handle
Introduce your bisque bebes and dollies to a new way to have fun, with this exquisite all-original antique marotte! Often carried by jesters or entertainers, these little toys would often resemble the person carrying it in costume. These are great as display pieces on their own, or when paired with a big bisque doll. The marotte has a bisque shoulder head, with a cute complexion and blue set eyes. The original silk jester costume carries a great presentation, while the handle doubles as a fully-functioning whistle! The marotte spins when gripped by the handle and twirled in the air -- just be careful to hold on tight! Extensive wear to the original silk costume makes us treat this little gem with great care. She's just what you need!
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Bisque shoulder head, with a nice pale finish and blue glass paperweight eyes. Painted tapered brows, and a nice closed mouth. Original blond affixed mohair wig, with original whistle handle base. Original silk jester costume with lace and bells, and pointed hat with long ribbons to the hat and handle.
Marks: -None visible-
Condition: The head is excellent, free of hairlines, cracks, or restoration. There is some discoloration to the bisque on the mouth area -- it seems to either be some very permanent paint that seeped into the bisque, or some discoloration from the manufacturing process. Still, it doesn't detract much from our darling girl's face! Wig is pretty good, and affixed underneath the hat. The silk costume is shredding extensively, particularly to the front and left sides, where the cream silk is very delicate, so be careful! The doll spins well, and the whistle works fine. She's a cute girl, for sure, bound to make you and any bebes of yours very happy!
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