Antique Miniature Dolls / Antique French All-Bisque Bare Feet Mignonette in Mariner Costume - Ref P518
This lovely child has swivel head, with cut pate, pink cheeks, accented nostrils, tiny closed month. The cobalt blue inset eyes are heightened by lashes and lightly brown eyebrows, original blond mohair wig with long braids. Bisque torso, defined navel, peg-jointed arms and legs, jointed fingers and thumb, bare feet.
The doll is presented in a wicker basket with tufted blue silk. The subject is Holidays on the Sea-side. The doll dressed with a cotton dress is ready to go to the beach. She takes with her metal opera glasses, an antique metal book with views of the sea-side, two combs and a hair brush. The boxwood box contains a metal Holy statue.
Doll 5 1/8"(13 cm) tall - Head marked 0.
Very well preserved in woven wicker basket.
France. Circa 1880.