TLF ID M000825
This female bisque fashion doll with accessories was possibly made by Jumeau of France at some stage between 1870 and 1880. It features a bisque head and shoulder plate, kid body and jointed limbs with articulated fingers. The head features blue glass eyes, finely painted facial features and pierced ears. Blonde hair is stitched to the head and styled in a hair net at the nape of the neck. The doll is dressed in a fine cream cotton bodice and skirt trimmed with light brown piping. The bodice features: an open square collar; lace trim at the neck and cuffs; peplum trimming with brown satin bows on the front and back; decorative brown buttons and faux pockets at the back; and a decorative row of brown buttons at the cuffs and at centre front of the bodice. A matching row of buttons extends down the centre front of the apron. The doll also wears knee-length wool stockings with black leather side-buttoned ankle boots with gold-coloured buttons. The doll's accessories include a hat and selection of gloves and muffs, each with a box for travelling.