04-12-2003 04-12-2003
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
2196
April 12, 2003 10:00AMCalender
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Early French Bisque Lady Doll with Flanged Locking-Neck Mechanism

$2,585$2,200
Auction: Sale #2196 - 2196 Location: Bolton Date / Time: April 12, 2003 10:00AM

Description:

Early French Bisque Lady Doll with Flanged Locking-Neck Mechanism, c. 1870, cobalt blue stationary eyes, closed pert mouth, delicately feathered eyebrows, smooth pale overall coloring with rosy cheeks, flat unpierced ears, blonde mohair wig, flange neck turns on shoulderplate from side to side and stops at natural points, recent attribution bases this stopping design on an 1861 Huret patent, produced by Francois Gaultier, impressed F. 1 G. on back shoulderplate, ungusseted kid body, stitched fingers, period green silk taffeta striped evening dress with crystals (frail, no sleeves), original stockings, ht. 13 1/2 in.
Estimate $3,500-4,500

Keywords

Francois Gaultier