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RARE all original french fashion doll in silk costume w/antique fan/purse
This doll is spectacular and quite rare. She is a 15" french fashion doll made by either Jumeau or Francois Gaultier. She is marked 2 on the back of her head. I do not want to disturb her fragile clothing to check for markings on her shoulder plate nor film her body. The clothing is incredible: rich blue silk top and a deep gold silk skirt with fantastic tassels. Her bisque head is free from any chips, hairlines or restoration. Her paperweight glass eyes are a dreamy, startling, shade of blue. The spot on her neck has been removed since I took the photos. She has her original cork pate and brown human hair wig. She has an elaborate thick gold braid shawl and matching headpiece. Her darling slippers have elegant braiding as well. I believe the body to be in excellent shape - no leaking and no signs of breakage or problems. I simply don't want to risk any more shredding to the dress. The bodice is already quite frail and shredding here and there. She has pierced ears with newer replacement earrings. She appears to have layers of original undergarments, thick socks and she has a wonderful antique fan and purse that came with her. She almost looks Byzantine in her appearance. I've never seen another like it! She will grace the finest of doll collections. I am willing to do layaway with $300 down provided the remainder is paid in 10 monthly installments or less. Don't let this rare wonderful doll get away!!
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