Chunky-faced and overflowing with joy, this exceptional "Toto" is smiling her way into your collection! The France-based porcelain factory of Lanternier/Limoges, founded in 1855 in Limoges France, extended into the high-demand of the doll market in the early 1900s. Bisque-head child and lady dolls were their specialty, as they brought unique faces and molds to characterize these lively characters. The Toto is an instantly-recognizable sweetheart, with deeply-molded dimples, and a plump face that simply cannot be missed. This particular girl stands at 17-inches tall, with a nearly-mint bisque head, blue glass sleep eyes, and a fully-jointed body. She's adorned in a cute costume that just makes her pop, with shades of blue and red, all accented by a fiery-ginger wig in soft mohair curls. When it comes to expanding your collection into French dolls, the Lanternier Limoges's "Toto" is always a fabulous choice -- this girl is a pristine example, offering precisely what you desire! Make her yours today!
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She has a bisque socket head, with a nice pale complexion and cute dolly features. The face is modeled in the unique Toto style, with a chunky chin, cheeks, and deep dimples. Blue glass sleep eyes, with painted upper lids, and with painted upper and lower lashes, and with brown feathered brows. She has a molded open-closed mouth, with two upper teeth, and with pink blushed lips. She wears a ginger red mohair wig in a short, curly style. She is on a repainted antique wood & composition body, fully-jointed, standing at a full height of 17-inches tall.
She is adorned in a vintage blue cotton dress, with a colored print, and white cotton full collar and trimming, with lace. Underneath goes a white cotton vintage half slip and pantaloons, with lace trim to the pantaloons. She wears white cotton socks, and cream leather antique shoes with ties. Burgundy bows sit in her hair, and a ribbon goes around her waist.
MARKS: DEPOSE TOTO N5 [illegible] ALEC LIMOGES
CONDITION: Excellent. Nice quality bisque with expert painting of features, very crisp modeling, pleasant color, lovely large eyes and a sweet expression. The head is free of hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. Nice pale complexion, and expert painting of features. Eyes are aligned nicely in the head, with a sparkling presentation. The body is an appropriate antique body, but has been repainted, with some touchup here and there. The costume is great, and presents well, in very good condition. Overall, this girl is truly exceptional!
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