This is a lovely antique Parisian fashion doll made in France by François Gaultier, circa late nineteenth century. She has a swivel head in pressed bisque marked 0/0. Her cornflower blue paperweight eyes are enchanting and are accentuated at the corners. She has the most delicate painted eyelashes and beautifully arched feathered brows.Her tiny little nose and cupid's bow lips give her an air of aristocracy. Her luminous bisque is free of cracks or restoration. She wears a lovely, original human hair wig in a strawberry blonde which compliments her rosy complexion, over her original cork pate.
I added a little butterfly & roses hair clip to her lovely mane. She's wearing a fine reproduction set of undergarments, designed by Barbara Devilbiss, which is made of the finest Swiss cotton batiste, trimmed in lace and pearl buttons, consisting of a chemise, pantaloons and half slip. Notice the pin tucking at the waist, which is also present on the pantaloons. Her body is in very good condition, clean and sturdy, but she does have the usual wear to her hands. She's missing two fingers on her right hand and has a split at her left wrist.
Overall, in great condition as far as Fashion Dolls go! Her beauty more than makes up for it.
Marking on her bisque collar: 0 on the left shoulder and FG on the right shoulder. Please keep in mind that antique and vintage items are not new, and therefore will show signs of their use and history, which many collectors feel add to their authenticity and charm. Most are handmade, previously used and may vary slightly.The small imperfections which may be inherent will not affect their beauty or use. We make every effort to describe items accurately. Please carefully review the descriptions and photos as they are an integral part of the listing.
If for any reason you are dissatisfied, please send a message, prior to leaving feedback, so that we may resolve the issue. We will not send your item(s) marked as a "gift, " so please don't request it.Thank you for your interest in Chantilly Dreams. The item "Captivating Antique Gaultier French Fashion Bisque Poupee Doll" is in sale since Thursday, November 09, 2017. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French". The seller is "chantillydreams" and is located in Bloomington, Indiana.
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