Antique Alt Beck Gottschalk Bisque Shoulder Doll Rare Swivel Head Pierce Ears 15" Close Mouth Fashion Lady Leather Body French Market c.1885


A stunning bisque shoulder head doll fashion lady made for the French market, with a swivel head (more rare) and open dome having two holes at the top of the head versus the customary back. Her blonde mohair wig appears original and is securely fastened over the pate. She has pale bisque contrasting the plump facial modelling, blue spiral threaded eyes, dark eyeliner encircles the eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with center accent line, kid gusset leather jointed body with bisque forearms in wonderful original condition. Ears are pierced, she comes dressed for the opera complete with crushed velvet deep purple gown (handmade vintage), her pearl opera glasses, jewels, and her accent fan.

Produced By Alt Beck & Gottschalk, unmarked possibly mold 639

Circa 1885

SIZE: 15" tall

Doll is in overall Very Good to Excellent Condition. Head is free of hairlines, cracks, chips, or any damage. Leather body is free of damage and hair appears original.

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