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This is a large and striking doll with the most distinctive smiling face.
She was manufactured by the Lanternier company and they started production from 1891.
She has large blue glass fixed paper-weight eyes, top and lower painted lashes and heavy multi stroke eyebrows. Her open mouth reveals six moulded teeth. She has pierced ears.
Her head is perfect with a good clear bisque. I have shown a picture of the markings on the back of her head, they are quite impressive which makes me think she was one of the earlier dolls. Her dark brown real hair wig is most probably her original.
She is on a heavy chunky french body, very similar to the Jumeau body's. It retains all the original paint and sheen. Her outfit has been made specially for her. Her brown shoes are vintage.
SOLD. ( Postage included for UK only )
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LARGE IMPRESSIVE FRENCH FAVORITE DOLL BY LANTERNIER & CIE ( LIMOGES) - 27 INCH