This type of big-eyed, fancy coiffed boudoir doll was very popular with teenage and pre-teen girls in the 1970s. This unusual double Asian girl doll set has no tags but those multi-colored large eyes are unmistakable - they're Bradley dolls with unusual dimensional hair eyelashes. I actually think these are a little older than the 70s due to their attention to detail and authenticity in the clothing and quality of materials used.
Mounted on a blue painted wood base, the Oriental girls are about 17" tall. One has short hair with a tied chiffon headband and has a neat woven rattan basket with red flowers slung over her back. The other doll is wearing a kimono-type gown with an apron and holds a smaller flower basket (currently pinned in place but should be held in her hands). She has a long braid in her hair tied with a red silk ribbon.
The dolls' bodies are stockinette-covered with poseable hands and arms. They both have long, thick dimensional eyelashes (not painted on) and their satin jacquard clothing is decorated with woven-in floral and Oriental symbols. The hairdos are in excellent condition with only a few strands out of place.
The dolls have no tears or staining but there are some minor issues with the glue that was used on the dolls and their clothing. Some areas have come unglued and left discoloration where the glue was. The most noticeable is to the turquoise vest where it was glued closed beneath the buttons. There's also some faint glue discoloration in the bodice areas, just below the hairlines, and one doll's finger where it was apparently glued to the back or shoulder of her friend. Two sleeves need to be re-tacked or glued at the wrists as they tend to want to slide up. The vest, sleeves and finger can easily be reglued or pinned to hide the discoloration, the other areas are very light and virtually unnoticeable.
Item ID: 7179
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