Excellent, highest quality parian-type lady doll, aka Rosa Bonheur portrait doll, 12-1/2 inches tall, circa 1860s.
Parian head has exceptionally crisp modeling with beautifully defined features, and deeply modeled hair style with deep comb marks and exceptionally detailed ears. Facial painting is lovely, with unusually deep blue eyes, black lash lines, red lid lines, accented eye corners, nostrils, and smiling lips, softly blushed cheeks. Shoulder plate has modeled blouse with glazed collar and ascot with blue striping.
Vintage cloth body is jointed at shoulders, hips, and knees and sits easily. She has beautifully made cream leather hands with separately stitched fingers and thumbs and stitched on brown leather boots with stitched seaming and flat black soles.
Gorgeous costume appears to be vintage made from antique materials. The incredible lace overlay of bodice and skirt is just wonderful. Underneath, she has antique lace trimmed undergarments including chemise, pants, and half slip.
Excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs to parian head.
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