Very pretty delicate face not cracked or chipped or repaired the odd doll had some pull strings that are attached to little metal rods inside the body when you pull them the parts move much like a puppet. Head turn left and right. Other moves arm up and down.There should be another string that probably broke off from the inside rod for the other arm. The opening for the string is on the dolls bottom. I was not able to find any photos of this type of doll.
She is from an estate that we are currently working with and no information is available to me. Her clothing is toned I believe from age and delicate but stable.
Her hair is a bit disheveled as you can see but there. She has on tiny filigree earrings. There is a tiny pin head size hole in her dress skirt.
Her upper arms are metal rods as you can see. Her legs are stiff not jointed.
Bottoms of arms are bisque and hands are both good not broken. Her hat and outfit seem to be hand stitched I could not find any markings on her or the clothing. The black string is fragile and one piece broke off one rod but I was able to hold it by using opened paper clips and insert thru the rod ends just right size. She is really a pretty doll beautiful coloring and fine details on face and eyes that are a pretty blue color. Asked if it was on a stand at one time like a moving toy automata but I do not know.
Bottoms of shoes are perfect undamaged. I apologize for the inconvenience, when double checking (sleeves are long) I saw one of her fingers is broken. Pity her hands are nice vry light color fingernails. I believe it can be fixed. She has a broken finger I added photos.Her legs are a gray composition linen wrapped and her socks go all the way up her legs under pantaloons. The item "Antique French or German bisque doll string moving head and arms orig clothing" is in sale since Tuesday, September 20, 2016. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French". The seller is "simonnsimon" and is located in Newton, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, PA, TT, GT, HN, JM, AG, AW, BZ, DM, GD, KN, LC, MS, TC, BB, BD, BM, BN, BO, EC, EG, GF, GG, GI, GP, IS, JE, JO, KH, KY, LI, LK, LU, MC, MO, MQ, MV, NI, OM, PE, PK, PY, RE.