This is a truly wonderful early china doll who is on her original body with original china arms and flat booted feet. Her head is in wonderful condition, free of chips, cracks, hairlines or repairs. There are some rubs to the back of the head. She has a wonderful pink tint which extends down the throat the the shoulderplate. I love her florid cheeks and serene expression.
Her body has been patched and repaired, mainly on the legs and they have lost some of their sawdust in the upper thigh of each leg. Her toes have wear but are not chipped. Her spoon hands are wonderful and one arms is slightly thicker around than the other. This may have been a replacement at one point but is was a very long time ago if so. The thinner arm has a spot on the hand which appears to be some sort of debris that was fired into the piece.
Her clothing is just fantastic.The dress is very early and is exquisitely made. I love the tiny pocket on the front. It is in excellent condition with one tiny pinhole in the front under the neckline. In addition, she wears antique undergarments consisting of a half slip with drawstring waistband and split leg pantaloons.
If you have been yearning for an early china in wonderful condition, this is the doll for you.
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