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As afternoon light slants golden across the dusky rose carpet of the busy tearoom, this lovely lady fidgets with her pearls. It wouldn't do to look disheveled when her paramour arrives! The silk and velvet of her afternoon dress (with its delicate lace trim) rustle as she shifts in her seat. Her large blue eyes scan the room; she pats her antique golden coiffure to make sure it looks as elegant as ever. Then- oh! A familiar and beloved face walks through the door. Bring all the romance of a Parisian rendezvous into your collection with this modish miss. If you have been waiting for the poupee that will charm you, no matter your mood or circumstance when you enter your doll space, have a moment to appreciate the photos of this beautiful, subtly smiling Gaultier in her stunning silk ensemble. With the sweetest face, antique wig and pearl necklace, she will simply radiate tranquility and panache in whatever display she joins. I am particularly fond of her blue silk and brown velvet gown with lace details, as this was a very common color combination enjoyed in Victorian London and Belle Epoque Paris. She truly is a stunning example, I am sure you will agree!
~Our beautiful Poupee is available on layaway! We know that it means a lot to our customers that we offer flexible layaways, and it means a lot to us that we can give this outstanding piece of history a loving new home. If you'd like to discuss layaway terms or hear an in hand description of her stellar condition, give us a call at 718.859.0901.~
This sweet miss has a bisque socket head with gorgeous blue-grey glass paperweight eyes, delicate painting of features, and a beautiful original kid body in mint condition. She has the most delicately painted lips with painted upper and lower lashes, delicate multistroke brows with the most lovely expression, blushed cheeks, and a beautiful antique human hair wig that fits her just right. Her beautiful original body is in very good condition with only minor patching to the knees. We have not been able to undress her as the costume is sewn on, but we have examined her body carefully, and as you can see, it is of the highest quality with wonderful shapely sculpting of the arms and legs, with all of the original hand stitching, along with individually wired and stitched fingers. She is a winner!
She is wearing a lovely blue silk and cream lace trimmed custom made vintage gown with antique brown velvet elements and a lovely antique hat. Beautiful blue costume pearls at her neck and a full set of handmade undergarments including a slip a matching pair of pantaloons, a chemise, and lace trimmed half slip complete the full plush undergarment set needed to amply fill out this beautiful gown. I particularly love the correct to scale 'buttons' down the front of the bodice, and the knife pleats at the very front of the ensemble. She is sporting a most delightful antique brown velvet hat with lace trimming, and a fine pair of antique brown leather boots with buttons and antique ribbed cotton stocking socks. Perfectly dressed for a fine affair, I would say!
Condition: Excellent! Mademoiselle is in perfect condition, free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, damage or restoration. Her body as well is in very good shape, having some patching to the legs that is stable, and some wear to the hands that is not that noticeable. With extremely delicate painting of features, she has a glowing expression with some typical minor peppering to the nose that is not half as noticeable in person as it is in these extremely magnified photos. We have seen very few examples with such lovely presence, and we are sure that this girl will be gone soon!
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19.5" Poupee by Gaultier With Large Blue Eyes In Silk Ensemble!
$1,950 USD SOLD
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