Antique French- Type All Bisque Swivel Neck Doll 4 1/4 - Original Clothing Marking 1. I've checked doll with black light and don't see anything that looks like a crack. Places where the glue is on the doll show up and a few specks here or there.
The top of the head still has glue on it but I don't see cracks or chips. Beautiful doll from the estate of an avid doll collector and a member of UFDC. This is what I believe to be a dressed French type all bisque doll in original clothing and wig. Condition seems to be excellent.Doll has strung arms and legs. The thin legs have vertical painted blue stripes and painted black shoes with two straps. I see a couple of little chips in the paint on a shoe. Arms are thin and fingers are defined. Legs lay flush to the body and the stringing area looks like there is a piece of wood as well as stringing inside the hole. Looking down into the top of the head, you can see a piece of wood with the stringing around it. There is also some type of material lining the opening to the body where the head rests on it. The face has single stroke eyebrows that are darker than the delicate eyelashes around each glass brown eyes. The lips are red and each nostril has a touch of red as well as the corners of the eyes. The wig is long and has two bows one at the top and another about half way down her back. The clothing is all handmade in excellent condition. The long sleeve jacket folds into layers in the front.
The back has a larger contrasting bow at the back of the neck that falls down the back. The one piece pale green dress has lace running down the middle. I'm not a bisque doll expert by any means but have researched and spoken to collectors. I try and give honest descriptions to the best of my ability but there could be something small that I've missed. I can send additional photos if requested.
The item "Antique French Type All Bisque Dressed Doll 4 1/2 Marked #1 Swivel Neck, Strung" is in sale since Thursday, November 16, 2017. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German".
The seller is "kathyg7323" and is located in Alpharetta, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.