26th May, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Costume, Accessories & Textiles

  Lot 2090


Circa 1870 French Fashion Doll, with a bisque socket head and bisque shoulders, blue glass fixed eyes, closed mouth, pierced ears, original plaited wig, on a wooden body mounted with cream canvas, jointed to the knees, ankles and hips and shapely reverse, bisque lower arms, fully dressed with white cotton undergarments, brown silk skirt and fitted bodice, with zig zag appliqué trims, white socks and black buckled shoes stamped 'P' to the underside, 44cms,
Early 20th Century Bisque Head Doll, with sleeping brown eyes, original wig, on a composition jointed body, wearing a yellow dress and grass skirt, 25cm,

Sold for £1,100
Estimated at £600 - £800


Fingers to one hand chipped, both arms have been repaired and stitched, the shoulders are both hanging low. Slight discolouration and wear to the cloth mounted body. No marks or stamps to the bisque or body that i can see. The right ear has part of an earring lodged in it. Wig loose. Slightly grubby face and arms.

Lot 2090 - Circa 1870 French Fashion Doll, with a bisque... Lot 2090 - Circa 1870 French Fashion Doll, with a bisque... Lot 2090 - Circa 1870 French Fashion Doll, with a bisque...


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Auction: Costume, Accessories & Textiles, 26th May, 2023

Highlights include quilts from Cumbria, a private collection of late 19th and early 20th century quilts from Great Britain, the United States and Canada, and a good selection of dolls. Amongst the luxury designer goods is a selection of Louis Vuitton luggage, a collection of 1990s designer outfits, a variety of 20th century costume, and modern perfumes.


Tuesday 23 May - Wednesday 24 May 10am-4pm, Thursday 25 May 10am-5pm and the morning of the sale from 8am

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