Beautiful and mostly rare "BEBE MOUSSELINE" doll made of laminated cloth, consisting of 5 layers of cloth : fine cotton for the outer layer followed by stockinette, fine net and course mesh. The swivel head has a thin coating of wax. Dark blue fixe glass eyes and blond mohair wig hand woven of tiny ringlets. Body patented in 1861.  50 cm.  Another size for this kind of doll is 58 cm.


Broken knee articulation showing  fine muslin, stokinette, and mesh, molded and covered with a coating giving the appearance of composition.