This beautiful 10" bisque head doll with 5 piece composition body has a French shop label still pasted to the sole of one shoe.The label reads "JOUETS" in the center, topped by "a la Recompense", and "34, Rue du 4 Septembre" below. The back of the head is marked 10/0 for size and G is the unidentified makers mark. She has bright blue stationary glass eyes, and slightly open mouth with teeth.
This doll is still dressed in her factory original clothing and wig. There is a label on her skirt that reads "Valley of Spree (near Dresden)". Her clothing consists of pantaloons, petticoat, red wool skirt, satin apron, wool blouse, and trimmed with black velvet and red silk ribbons. Her blond mohair wig is topped by a lace hat. She wears black stockings and brown leather shoes.
Condition: The bisque head is in good condition without any chips, cracks or repairs. There is a tiny cheek rub on her left cheek. There is paint loss to the body on hands and arms. One shoe is missing a buckle. Her apron is showing some splitting and wear. Her necklace needs restringing. The head is slightly loosely strung to the body.
Thought he maker is unknown, this may be a German doll made for the French market.
This item is offered on behalf of the Coleman Collection. Other select items will be posted from this collection as well.
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