Francois Gauthier French Fashion Doll

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Hanford, CA USA
Description from user:

19” tall with leather body individual leather wire fingers on one hand the finger has fallen off which is present. Bisque socket head with rare brown inset eyes, swivel head on bisque shoulder plate marked 4 on one side and GF in scroll on the other. Head is marked 4 nice color on face with a bit of fading on the tip of nose. No cracks or breaks. Leather body in beautiful clean condition. She also has pierced ears and is dressed in a complete Catholic Nun Habit which includes a lace up corset and eight other pieces of clothing. No shoes. Outfit is very old looks handmade and shows wear throughout.

She belonged to a doll collector in France.

Answered within about 13 hours
Oct 13, 10:47 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$700 - $1,000 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$1,000 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Theresa,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An antique French fashion bisque and kid doll
head and shoulders by Francois Gauthier, France, late 19th Century
With bisque head and shoulders, stamped FG and "4", brown eyes, the body in kid leather with old clothing
19 inches high
CONDITION: appears to be in very good condition with minor break to hand
PROVENANCE: ex French doll collector
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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