What a stunning face! She has perfect bisque, a solid dome head, a closed mouth, and paperweight eyes. Her painting is especially beautiful. Her gusseted leather body has perfect bisque arms. She is wearing all antique/vintage clothing, including dress, slip, bloomers, hat, knit boots, and human hair wig. She is marked simply 5, and she is circa 1880. Here are all the details:
Head: Her bisque head is perfect with no cracks, chips, or hairlines. Her huge brown paperweight eyes with their long lush lashes will melt your heart. Her tiny lips are delicately rendered in pale coral with dark accents and a dark M-shaped line between her lips. Her arched brows are uniquely shaped with tiny wisps along the top. Her solid dome head has one small hole on the top. There is an incised cutting line around her head and she is marked 5 just below the cutting line. The line is sharply angled and if the head opening had been cut, it would have made a very high forehead in the French manner. Her shoulderplate has v-shaped definition at the sew holes. She wears a nice antique human hair wig. Signs of wear: Very faint rubbing – visible in brightest light or a camera flash. Factory imperfections: an occasional speckle.
Body: Her leather body is gusseted at the elbows, hips, and knees. She has perfect bisque arms. Her waist has been reinforced and there is a patch on one arm. The body is firm with no leaking.
Clothes: She is fully dressed in all antique/vintage clothing. Her long dress is gathered at the neckline and sleeves and it is decorated with lace trim and insertion lace. Underneath she wears a half-slip and bloomers that close with drawstrings. She wears blue knit boots and a bonnet of netting, lace, and blue ribbon trim. The silk ribbons are replaced and the lace and ribbon sash is added. There is a tiny hole on the shoulder of the dress, and all else is in excellent aged condition. Everything fits perfectly.
International shipping and insurance options will vary by country of destination. Please email for shipping and insurance quotes.
Item ID: 671
Only 1 available, and 9 other shoppers are interested. Don't miss out!
Welcome to FARAWAY ANTIQUE SHOP ~ Our Specialty is Fine Antique Dolls
Follow Faraway Antique Shop on Facebook to view new arrivals and receive occasional special offers, Shopkeeper, SANDRA FAYLE