My parents bought this at an auction. I never played with it, but admired her from afar. Later, she became a subject for a few paintings at art school.
My mom always told me she was valuable, so I tried to handle her with care. But alas, I didn’t quite store her properly, and her leg got broken at the knee. You can’t see the break here, but basically her leg ends where the fabric folds over. It shattered and I keep the parts in a plastic bag labelled “Fragile” thinking I should investigate getting her fixed someday. She is kept in tissue paper.
Her face is cloth and painted, and her legs are composition I’m guessing. I don’t know if she’s French, but I think she looks like Marie-Antoinette or some such character.
I will keep her.