A French etrennes presentation gift set from c.1900, estimated at $1500-2000 at Theriault’s Gallery in Maryland.

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It features a bisqueheaded doll dressed as a chef marked Masson Lorraine AL & CO No Limoges, surrounded by a tempting display of breads, patisserie, quiches and other delicacies plus cooking implements, all mounted on brickbordered display card.

The set features in the two-day auction of over 500 dolls by French, German and American 19th century makers to be offered by Theriault’s Gallery in Maryland on June 10-11.

It is offered with a $1500-2000 estimate.

By Katherine Boyle