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Monday, March 5, 2012

Ma Petite Fille

We were able to add a new addtion to the museum this weekend, one that is really desired and a dream come true. She is a mignonette, all bisque French doll, barefoot, with original glass eyes, wig, and dress. I am posting some information from a great online site, and also some photos. The first doll is almost identical to ours. The others are variations of a theme. Miracles and good

friends, like our own DT, make dreams come true!

"Antique French All-bisque Mignonette with Bare Feet

Be allowed seduce by her mesmerizing glance...

This bare feet mignonette is very ancient, rare and precious. A real piece of art. This is THE reference for every collector. She is 5"(13 cm) tall, peg-jointed arms and legs, and swivel head. She is attributed to François GAULTIER, the famous Parisian porcelain manufacturer which supplied since 1872 Jumeau, Sustrac, ...

She is open head in pressed bisque, with blonde mohair wig on her cork pate. Note a very fine cooking line. Her face, of a rare beauty and purity, is made of white bisque. Her mouth is closed. The fixed cobalt blue enamel eyes with a black line, as mister Sustrac's dolls. Her lashes and eyebrows are finely painted, with all the delicacy of the craftsman. It is a love of doll.

Her blue dress heightened by lace, and its matched hat, give her the elegance of a French Demoiselle.This mignonette has elongated arms and legs. Arms are marked 0. She has delicate hands with inside thumbs. She is bare feet. She has a light cooking surplus of bisque at the interior of the right foot. A small lack is visible on the right thigh; a little plaster is put there, but maybe easily removed with water.
Excellent condition except as noted.

Circa 1880."

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