This is a beautiful, 15 antique bisque and kid leather French fashion poupee by Francois Gaultier, circa late 1800s. She was acquired through Theriault's. There is an aristocratic, pensive air about her, and she's apparently in mourning given her silky, black French Chantilly lace gown. She has a swivel head, and stationery blue glass paperweight eyes fringed with delicately painted upper and lower lashes.
Her feathered brows and accented nostrils further define her lovely face. Her fine quality bisque is accentuated with rosy cheeks and Cupid's bow lips. Her original strawberry blonde human hair wig is of the finest quality. She wears lovely cobalt blue glass earrings in her pierced ears.
Underneath her two piece walking gown she dons a gorgeous tiered lace petticoat and pantaloons that are so sweet over her original slip and bodice! She has black stockings and black shoes with ornamented bows.There are no hairlines or repairs to her bisque. She has all of her fingers and hands have slight wear as to be expected, but great for her age! Please keep in mind that they 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 "Rare Antique Bisque Gaultier French Fashion Poupee Doll Mourning Gown c. 1800s" is in sale since Monday, January 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French". The seller is "chantillydreams" and is located in Rancho Santa Fe, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.