This exquisite dollhouse grand dame looks as if she has just stepped out of the French fashion house of Paul Poiret, draped in his famous kimono or cocoon coat of the 1910s. Her costume, out of lush velvet and soft fur, is perfectly tailored for the period. She was beautifully modeled and painted by some unknown doll artist, who captured the elongated silhouette and polished poise considered the epitome of beauty for the period. The details are amazing, from her delicately painted features to the tiny buttons on her black gloves. Her clothes are sewn on and I did not want to damage them by undressing her, but feeling through the fabric, she appears to be a half doll, with a bisque upper torso and swivel neck on a fabric body with a wire armature and lower bisque arms and legs. This lovely lady is 7 inches tall. She is in overall wonderful condition, although I noticed while taking these pictures that there is some sort of pink staining around the base of her neck, under her swivel head.
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