Rare Antique French

Very Rare Antique French'bisque Carton Body' Doll

Very Rare Antique French'bisque Carton Body' Doll
Very Rare Antique French'bisque Carton Body' Doll
Very Rare Antique French'bisque Carton Body' Doll
Very Rare Antique French'bisque Carton Body' Doll
Very Rare Antique French'bisque Carton Body' Doll
Very Rare Antique French'bisque Carton Body' Doll
Very Rare Antique French'bisque Carton Body' Doll
Very Rare Antique French'bisque Carton Body' Doll
Very Rare Antique French'bisque Carton Body' Doll

Very Rare Antique French'bisque Carton Body' Doll   Very Rare Antique French'bisque Carton Body' Doll

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.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: France
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Doll Size: 17in.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Doll Gender: Boy Doll

Very Rare Antique French'bisque Carton Body' Doll   Very Rare Antique French'bisque Carton Body' Doll