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Important Papier-mache Lady

Auction:
2476
Lot:
61
Sold for:
$11,850$10,000

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2476
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 10, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Important Papier-mache Lady, Germany, c. 1840, papier-mache shoulder head, hairstyle consisting of black painted head, brush stroked center part and two applied looped braids of waxed human hair in front of each molded exposed ear and a brush stroked part running from ear to ear over the top of the head with a finely detailed applied coiled rear braided bun of waxed human hair, brown pupil-less glass eyes, closed mouth, unusual molded breasts, cloth body with leather arms, wearing a two-piece black satin dress with embroidered floral detail, striped silk apron, embroidered black net shawl and fingerless gloves, ht. 33 in., (very good, eyebrows and lashes enhanced with charcoal pencil).

Provenance: Estate of Maurine S. Popp.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

very good, eye brows and lashes enhanced with charcoal pencil

Keywords

black painted head, Germany, Maurine S. Popp, Braid, Charcoal, Ear

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