I've had this doll for a very long time, I love her beautiful face. She's marked on the back of her perfect head: Fabrication Francaise, AL&CIE, LIMOGES, CHERIE 4. She has a smooth polished complexion, expertly painted feathered eyebrows and precise tiny black eye lashes painted all around her eyes.
Her eyes are the most beautiful dark hazel glass eyes I have ever seen on a doll. I don't know if they are original but they are spectacular! There is however a crack right down through the center of the right eye.
I chose not to change these eyes because I could never replicate them, no other eyes could be so special. These eyes are now part of her provenance. She has an open mouth with six tiny molded teeth and pierced ears with replaced amber glass earrings. There are two factory made black dots above the left eyebrow, they have always been there.
She's on the same French body she had when I bought her, I assume it's original. It's well strung and in its original paint with a few minor touch-ups, mostly on the upper arms. Her head is stuffed with paper, her styrofoam pate is lightly attached and the replaced wig is pinned to it. She wears a silky ecru dress with lace overlay, a fully lined jacket with lace appliques and a matching tam hat. She has antique knee socks and old (not antique) tie shoes with decorated toes.
This is a sweet doll, she'll make you smile. The doll stand is not included. Thank you for looking at my sale.
The item "Antique 15 1/2 French Limoges Cherie doll, perfect head, composition body" is in sale since Saturday, September 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French". The seller is "2012askim11" and is located in Orchard Park, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.