Block Letter Gaultier Doll

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Description of Gaultier Doll for Sale

Here is a  great example of a doll with a block letter Gaultier head made in France in the late 1870's to early 1880's. She is 22 inches tall and is wearing a fantastic antique dress depicting a French provincial costume.  The costume includes an over the top pair of knit socks and antique leather shoes.  She has set glass eyes and is wearing modern earrings.

During this period Gaultier made heads for up to 50 different French doll makers.  The doll makers would add a body, wig and clothes and sell the resulting doll under their name.  Some of these heads were marked for the company commissioning the heads but most had the generic Gaultier block Letter marks like this doll.  The body on this doll has very wide hips and a slim waist which points to an early date.  During the late 1870's Poupee dolls with an adult face and figure were still popular and the Bebe dolls with a more childlike figure were just coming on the market.  The body on this doll would be considered a Poupee style and is attributed to an unknown French maker.  The body has extremely wide hips with large ball sockets.  The arms and legs have many carved wood components.

Head Mark

F . 9 . G .


The head is marked as shown: 

Condition of Doll for Sale

The bisque head is perfect with no chips, cracks, rubs or repaint.  The body has its original finish with no chips, cracks, crazing, repairs or repaint. There are some paint wear on the joints and the neck socket including the hip balls and below the knee joints.  The antique clothes are in good shape with no foxing, stains, rips or repairs.  The button loop on one of the shoes is missing and the shoe has been sewn on.  The rosettes on the toes is also worn.  The repairs to the shoes prevented me from removing the shoes to inspect the feet.

This is an antique doll that will have some wear and imperfections expected in an antique or vintage doll.  I make every effort to describe all significant flaws in my descriptions and show them in the pictures.  Please read the description fully and examine all the pictures to be sure you understand the condition of the doll.  The pictures can be enlarged to show the doll in great detail.  If you have any questions or would like any additional information on this doll please email me and I will be glad to answer your question.  California residents are responsible for California Sales tax in addition to the purchase price shown.

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Cost Price: $2,300.00 Shipping & Insurance: $75.00 Dollnum: #239


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The shipping charge includes packaging, insurance and tracking information.  Dolls over $500 will require a signature when they are delivered. I sell and ship only to the continental US (no Alaska and Hawaii).  I often ship by UPS so the shipment must be to an address (no P.O. boxes).

All items are guaranteed to be as described on this page regarding condition, attribution and attire. If you purchase something from me and feel it is not as represented on this page please contact me by phone, email or postmarked letter within three days of receiving the item and I will gladly refund your full payment excluding shipping fees.  To get a refund the item must be returned in it's original condition and with all garments and accessories. If you do not contact me within three days of receiving the item, it is understood by both the buyer and the seller that the item is as described and a return privilege is no longer available.