Antique 7 French All Bisque Jointed Doll Marked 3 with Wardrobe in Fabulous Presentation Box. This wonderful small all bisque doll with her wardrobe consisting of beautifully made dresses, hats and accessories probably made in the late 1800s or early 1900s. There are 4 sections in the case. The center has the doll, on the left are 2 dresses and accessories with blue accents and trims. On the right is a dress with pink trim, a pink hat and accessories.
Above that is the 4th section has boxes with a hat and 2 tiny boxes with accessories, a necklace in one and rosary in the other. The all bisque doll has blue glass eyes and is fully jointed at the shoulders, neck and hips. She has molded on black ankle strap shoes with a slight heel and white stockings with a blue stripe on the top.
She is just marked 3 on the back of her head. The wardrobe consists 3 dresses in addition to the one she is wearing, 3 hats including the one she is wearing and about 16 accessories. The accessories include a lovely ivory handle powder puff, a mirror, necklace, a comb and brush and small packages of soap or sachets (titles spelled out in French, which I cannot read). Each dress was made with great detail, tiny pleated ruffles, lace trim and decorative accent pieces. This is a wonderful factory made presentation box made in France that was probably embellished later by a previous owner.
The top of the box is pink and beige with a charming picture of children outlined gold trim. It has brass latch closures in the front.The print on the front of the box reads: "Aux Galeries Lafayette Paris". The compartments on the inside are trimmed in white lace.
The top inside has a print similar to a Godey print. The box measures 14 1/2" long, 11 1/2" deep, 2 3/4 high. Again, this has Paris labels, but I have no knowledge where this beautiful set was originally made, probably somewhere in France.The condition is good for the age. There are some places where there are discolorations, possibly due to glue used in the making seeping through the paper. The item "Antique 7 French All Bisque Jointed Doll Marked 3 Wardrobe in Presentation Box" is in sale since Monday, October 09, 2017. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\Other Antique Bisque Dolls". The seller is "marywhite" and is located in Rowley, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.