BISQUE - CARTON BODY' DOLL. This doll is from a smoke free home and has no odors. This doll is 17 inches tall. He is all original, except for the felt hat. He has a bisque head and "carton" body.
The name "carton" was used in France before the use of the name "papier-mache". For reference see page #220 in The Collector's Encyclopedia of Dolls, Volume Two by the Coleman's. I believe that this doll is a French soldier; see the painting of the costume/body. He has a repair to two fingers on his left hand. He has a makers mark on the back of his head that I cannot make out.He has a small crack on the top of his left ear. There is also a chip on the crown in the back of his head that has been glued back in place. I think this is his original wig but it is thin in places.
The pate looks very old. He has large fixed blue glass eyes. Check out the teeth; there are six teeth on the top and six teeth on the bottom.
I wish I knew more about this doll but I do not. In fact, so few exist, not much is known.
A wonderful addition to any doll collection. From my home to yours. Don't forget to add me on as a favorite. The item "VERY RARE ANTIQUE FRENCH'BISQUE CARTON BODY' DOLL" is in sale since Thursday, October 26, 2017.This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\French". The seller is "honeyandshars" and is located in Sun City West, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.