Antique Miniature Dolls / Antique Early Grödnertal Wooden Tuck Comb Doll as French Fortune Teller Doll - Ref P556
Let you impress by the originality of this all original early Fortune Telling Doll with its French morals or advices with a touch of humor !
With carved wooden head, she has one of the most beautiful face I saw. She has typical wooden hair style with wisps and yellow painted tuck comb. Her wooden articulated body has long white painted arms and legs with painted red slippers. She is dressed with her original velvet and lace costume and has her precious stick. Her wooden arms are silk covered. This doll known as Diseuse de Bonne Aventure Doll has a skirt formed with colored folded papers with French hand-written ink script messages or fortune prophecies.
For example you can read :
Votre carrière sera toujours prospère et brillante. Your career will always be prosperous and brilliant.
Une grand fortune vous est destinée. A great fortune is destined for you.
Vous épouserez une merveilleuse dont vous ne serez pas le merveilleux. You’ll marry a marvelous woman you won’t be the wonder of her !
Vous pouvez compter sur une amitié sincère et durable. You can count on a sincere and lasting friendship.
Vous si rêveur et si romantique vous êtes appelé à devenir le modèle des maris. You so dreamy and so romantic are called to become the model of husbands.
7 1/8"(18 cm) tall.
Excellent condition - All original.
For the French market. Circa 1830.
Value point : Fantastic preservation for this rare early wooden tuck comb doll as Fortune-Telling Doll.