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Early Huret Bisque Painted Eye Lady Doll

Auction:
2196
Lot:
170
Sold for:
$17,625$15,000

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Auction:
Sale #2196 - 2196
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
April 12, 2003 10:00AM

Description:

Early Huret Bisque Painted Eye Lady Doll, France, c. 1860s, distinctive Huret lidded eyes, painted blue, closed mouth with shaded painting, even coloring, rosy cheeks, unpierced ears (very light speckling on bisque), shoulder head, original blonde skin wig (thin), articulated gutta percha body stamped with Huret Blvd Haussman mark (wear at joints, broken off at right knee), bisque hands, white cotton undergarments and blouse, period red plaid wool dress with black velvet trim, wears watch, jackknife, and a pair of green gloves, ht. 17 in.

Literature: Doll News, Winter 1987, cover article on Huret dolls by Maurine Popp, also features this doll on the cover. A copy of the magazine is included with the lot.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Keywords

France, Maurine Popp, Bisque, Dolls, Gutta-percha, Pottery