As seen in Fa'vours in Candlebeam Rooms Theriault's Auction Catalogue

Extremely Rare French Bisque"La Poupee Phenix" by Martin 17 1/2" (44cm). Pressed bisque swivel head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, grey glass enamel inset eyes, painted lashes, feathered brows,accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over cork pate, all wooden body with elaborate articulation based upon patent designs of Benoit Louis Martin allowing extreme flexibility of all joints particulaly the hips so that the doll could easily sit. CONDITION: generally excellent. MARKS:3(head) Bte SGDG La Poupee Phenix Marque Depose (bronze label on front torso) COMMENTS: Benoit Louis Martin, from his deposed model of 1863 that he named "Phenix". VALUE POINTS: extremely rare poupee whose uniquely articulated body allows unlimited flexibility especially at shoulders and hips, with rare label. $7000/10,000

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