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Unusual French Flange-Neck Lady Doll with Mechanism in Torso

Auction:
2196
Lot:
514
Sold for:
$3,525$3,000

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

Description:

Unusual French Flange-Neck Lady Doll with Mechanism in Torso, c. 1870, doll with cobalt blue stationary eyes, closed mouth, pale coloring, flange neck with matching shoulder plate, long bisque arms, blonde mohair wig, lower torso and straight legs made in one piece, mechanism from waist up, depressing button in back activates squeak, head turning side to side, and arms raising, original blue silk jumper-style dress with soutache braid over organdy blouse, wired hoop skirt, made-on high boots with blue tassels, ht. 13 1/2 in.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Keywords

Blouse, Embroidery, Notions, Soutache, Torso