All Bisque Thin 5 tall swivel head Barefoot French Doll. Peg jointed arms and legs. Tall thin body and long thin legs and arms. Set blue glass eyes, closed bow mouth, wispy lashes, original frail wig.... Loss of hair, simple hand stitched silk outfit and gauze slip.
See impressed mark 190 under wig. I pulled up wig and colored with a pencil to photograph. Funny blue like paper stiff hair bow. I did not want to redress because she seems to be in the original outfit.
Her stringing is very loose her head wobbles and the two arms connected to the head will have to be restrung, legs seem to be ok. It is the original stringing. I have many wonderful dolls, I have dealt in dolls and collected dolls for over 50 years. This one I saved because she looks just like a poor common French little girl.
I call her My Barefoot Contessa. This is the only barefoot all bisque doll I have ever had and I have had hundreds of small all bisque dolls in the past.
I will be listing more unusual dolls soon....... But this one is one of my most special all bisque dolls. Her little China French dog just has to be involved in all the photos.... I could include him with the sale if the new owner would like to have him.
I can see in the pictures that her little face around the mouth and nose needs to be cleaned... She has such tiny fine features, I missed in cleaning her.....
I may need new glasses! The item "Rare Antique 1880 French All Bisque Thin 5 Swivel Head Barefoot Doll- Original" is in sale since Monday, October 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French".
The seller is "angelantiques" and is located in Brookings, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.