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Large Early French-type Papier-mache Doll Head

Auction:
2345
Lot:
606
Sold for:
$823$700

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Large Early French-type Papier-mache Doll Head, mid-19th century, black pupil-less glass eyes, finely stroked eyelashes, lightly lined eyebrows, open shapely mouth with inset tongue, two upper and two lower bamboo teeth, black painted short hair with stroking around face (a few scattered holes nail holes possibly for wig, two light cracks across forehead, light cracking on shoulderplate and chipping around edge, head circ. 13 1/2, wd. across shoulders 7, ht. 8 1/2 in.
Estimate $500-700

Keywords

Papier-mache Doll Head , Eyebrow, Forehead