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Imagine a young miss in her window seat, flipping through La Mode Illustree, sighing with longing at the exquisite gowns and the elegant, refined models who wear them in an etched, hand-tinted paradise. Then, at the door, a commotion sounds. Papa has returned from Paris and brought with him the most splendid gifts. In years to come she'll look back on the day she first held this Gaultier lady as the day she saw a fashion-plate made real! From her wide, sparkling blue eyes to her beatific smile, this doll is the epitome of Belle Époque loveliness. Her blond coiffure is soft and simple beneath a grand antique straw hat with flowers and a dramatic golden feather. Her day dress features a soft, fashionable silhouette and a cunning use of contrasting print fabrics in cream, mauve, and gold. Perhaps, with such a lovely model, that little miss will open an atelier of her own someday- with this beauty presiding over the workshop!
The allure of the fashion dolls by Francois Gaultier is undeniable; walk into any doll museum, and you are bound to find one of these lovely ladies. This particular poupee stands at 18.5" tall, with a beautiful, creamy bisque socket head and bisque plate, with the official F.G. scroll mark on the plate, accompanied by the matching Size 5 mark on both the head and plate. This particular scroll model was known for having quite large eyes, and this lady is no different, with her vast paperweight eyes, offering pools of deep blues for your gaze. Her mouth is set into a closed pucker, with a slight smile playing at her cheeks. She stands on an antique cloth body, with kidskin arms with individual fingers. Her ensemble is wonderful, out of antique fabrics, in a nice cream and beige color with areas of lavender in a lovely print pattern, with a matching hat to top her head. Her French human hair wig sets her face with golden strands, making her look absolutely wonderful -- she is ready for display! In outstanding condition, this girl is all set for display in your collection. Do not waste a moment -- this lady is likely to be gone soon!
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She has a bisque socket head, within a bisque plate. Large paperweight eyes have blue irises, with 3-dimensionality, and little colored swirls inside. She has beautifully painted lashes and thick French multi-stroke brows. She has a closed mouth with accents, gently blushed full cheeks and highly-detailed modeled and painted features. Her ears are pierced, with hanging earrings. She is on an antique cloth French fashion body with kidskin arms and hands, with individual fingers; she stands at 18.5" tall.
She wears an antique straw hat atop her head, with black ribbon and feathers. A blond French human hair wig adorns her head as well. She wears a pale cream, beige and lavender day dress, made from antique wool fabrics. Underneath goes a white cotton antique slip, with eyelet lace, and a pair of white cotton antique pantaloons with lace trim. Cotton socks adorn her feet, along with a wonderful pair of reproduction leather boots with lace up fronts. She also has a sweet antique gold front bar pin on her dress.
MARKS: F.G. [scroll mark, on left shoulder of plate]
5 [on the right shoulder of plate, and back of head at the top]
CONDITION: Excellent. Top 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. The paperweight eyes are aligned nicely in the head, and have a wonderful dimensionality. The body is very good, with nice clean cotton, and clean kidskin arms; the fingers are wired and individually stitched, sturdy and intact. The wig is clean and full. The costume is great, with no issues, other than only the most minor and typical age wear. Overall, this little Parisienne is all ready to grace your collection!!
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*Lady of the House* Francois Gaultier Fashion Doll 18.5" in Stunning Ensemble
$2,200 USD SOLD
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