One of the earliest 5 1/2" ( 14 cm ) French Mignonettes by Fernand Sustrac from Paris circa 1875 / 77 in original box , costume and small trousseau.
Very beautiful and rare to find slender featured all bisque mignonette which has the rare ball jointed elbows from the Sustrac patents from around 1877 and typical bare feet legs with silk shoes.
She is a pale slender oval face child with swivel head and lovely cobalt blue glass enamel inset eyes with dark eyeliner. Tiny painted upper lashes and single stroke brows , pointy shaped chin and closed mouth with fine painted lips . Original long blonde mohair wig in hip-length braids with silk ribbon decoration . She has on elongated pale bisque torso with kid-edged neck and defined features. Peg jointed elongated arms and legs , two part arms with swivel ball joints at elbows , bare feet and beautiful modeled fingers.
Her condition is generally excellent ... note only on very tiny and fine fire line at the back neck and one at head crown st side. Both are very tiny and fine !! She has on minor chip repair at inside of one of her hands and a small repair at both feet tips, all not disturbing ...please see my pictures or let me know about special pics !! Otherwise all perfect and without big problems or hairline !!
Mademoiselle Mignonette is wearing all factory original with set of under garments of muslin and a wonderful blue silk gown with ribbon and lace trim . The silk ribbon ties on her feet get she from me , it fit perfect to her original costume. Her pretty straw at is the finally touch of this elegant costume and she has a second all original silk velvet costume in brown with matching tiny velvet shoes which fit her also perfect. To this gown belongs a sweet flat bonnet and also a skipping rope with tiny bone handle.
All together presented in on very beautiful paper covered oval shaped box with metal gild decoration and hand painted gild pattern at lid.
A very beautiful and luxury presentation of early all bisque Mignonette with little trunk .... a treasure for your collection.
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