18 Inch  French Papier-mache Painted Blue Eyes Blown Kid Body Original Wig Black Painted Hair Regional Costume18 Inch  French Papier-mache Painted Blue Eyes Blown Kid Body Original Wig Black Painted Hair Regional Costume18 Inch  French Papier-mache Painted Blue Eyes Blown Kid Body Original Wig Black Painted Hair Regional Costume18 Inch  French Papier-mache Painted Blue Eyes Blown Kid Body Original Wig Black Painted Hair Regional Costume18 Inch  French Papier-mache Painted Blue Eyes Blown Kid Body Original Wig Black Painted Hair Regional Costume18 Inch  French Papier-mache Painted Blue Eyes Blown Kid Body Original Wig Black Painted Hair Regional Costume18 Inch  French Papier-mache Painted Blue Eyes Blown Kid Body Original Wig Black Painted Hair Regional Costume18 Inch  French Papier-mache Painted Blue Eyes Blown Kid Body Original Wig Black Painted Hair Regional Costume18 Inch  French Papier-mache Painted Blue Eyes Blown Kid Body Original Wig Black Painted Hair Regional Costume

Here is an attractive 18" so called French papier-mache with bright blue painted eyes, good face surface, black painted hair covered with her original brown hair wig in upswept braided bun. The doll is on a nice blown kid body with straight legs and arms with hands that have separated stitched fingers. The body has lost most of it's pink color. The doll wears what appears to be an original Regional costume of brown silky skirt, matching jacket stiffened corset vest, linen blouse, apron, shawl ,linen shift, pantaloons with tape ties and simple petticoat made of a pattern weave linen. THe clothing looks hand stitched. The skirt has some splits. Everything else is in good condition. The doll has a white frilly head piece that is original to her. Her stockings are brown woven linen with red stripes around the top. They appear to be original. She has nice fashionable antique leather high top boots. THey are old . Not sure if they are original to this doll even though they were found on her. The boots are worn but very nice.This is a very nice early doll made for the French market by early German doll makers such as Andreas Voit from 1830-1850. This is a very nice example of an early papier-mache doll in Regional Costume

ITEM ID
wth62009-2790
ITEM TYPE
Antique
COLOR
Black, Blue

18 Inch French Papier-mache Painted Blue Eyes Blown Kid Body Original Wig Black Painted Hair Regional Costume

$1,450

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