Lot No. 099

Lot 99.

Scarce 1885 Francois Gaultier Fashion “Poupee Bois” pale pressed bisque 14.5″ (37cm) . Incised FG // 2 on shoulders and ‘2’ on back of head. Piercing blue paperweight glass eyes, bold angled upper lower lashes, long feathered brows, full lightly blushed cheeks. Closed antique rose-pink heart mouth with red peak accents, pierced ears with one drop earring, original cork pate has applied cloth and auburn mohair wig attached. Rare ‘Poupee Bois” cloth covered wood jointed body, swivel wood joints at knees and hips have rivet pin, wire join at shoulders, and swivel joint at elbow, lower bisque arms are repainted and repaired, Feet have hand-carved toes. Inside her head is all original. Walking out vintage blue silk ensemble has mauve stone buttons and tassels, layers of vintage underclothes.

$2,500 – $3,500