Antique French Bisque Doll
22″ 1916 A. MARQUE character doll. Brown paper weight eyes, closed mouth, pierced ears, long brown curly human hair wig. Very clean papier mache jointed body. Arms are beautifully modeled with bisque elbow ball/lower arm, straight wrists. Dressed in tagged original clothing: “Lacroix PARIS” (half of tag is missing). Lovely floral print linen peasant dress with attached cotton bodice. Embroidered velvet vest which wraps around front as a cummerbund and collar. Cotton petticoat with attached pantaloons. Cotton socks. Tan leather shoes are marked: 10 (figure of woman) DEPOSE. Bottom of right foot reads: Bernoise No. 31. Stand. Condition: Loss on silk on the vest. There is a faint red line (mold ‘imperfection’) under the right ear. On each side of the head there is a mold line from rim edge to under chin. There is a 1/8″ kiln crack on rim edge.