RARE 17" "Duchess Clara" Antique China Doll With Loose Braids-All Original Silk Gown

Have you been looking for a spectacular china doll but haven't quite found anything that suites you this season? This girl certainly will tickle your fancy! Offered from a private collection of Museum Quality china dolls, this example is a particularly exceptional little lady! One of the rarest China dolls we've ever handled, Duchess Clara sparkles with a beautiful expression, lovely windowpane silk all original gown and that SPECTACULAR twisted set loose braid hairstyle! There is no comparison between this lovely lady and similar china girls, the photos do not do her justice; the Duchess will CAPTIVATE you! ***The Duchess Is Available on Layaway! Please take advantage of our 8 Month Liberal Layaway Plan to own this piece of history!***

With a gorgeous pale complexion, delicately blushed cheeks, and perfectly pink lips, her expression is precious. Deep blue eyes peer out from under dark bedroom lids,single stroke tapered brows, and very sweet petite nose! She is on her all original body (how rare to find!) with spectacular red leather hands. Her right hand was reattached, but at 150 I'm sure we'd all have a few parts reattached!

The spectacular braided coif that she dons is particularly wonderful! With five interlocking braids that create a lose bun around the back of her head. This example would have been a high-end deluxe model when she was manufactured by Conta & Boehme! So to find her on her original body in this spectacular original gown is a true antique miracle!

Not to mention how spectacular her all original couturier gown is. Made of warm butternut toffee colored silk with a dark chocolate colored windowpane pattern, this gown is magnificent. The front of the gown has silk covered buttons that trail all the way down, and black ruffled sleeves. Entirely hand stitched, this dress is a sight to behold; just as commanding as the duchess that wears it! You'll never find another girl like her!

Marks: (none)

Condition: Excellent. This girl is in as pristine shape as you could hope to find so early and RARE a china doll of this quality and caliber! With pale, shiny china that delicately blushes, there is some very slight paint wear to the cheeks (one extremely minor rub to her right cheek) and some high-point wear to the back of her head as is typical. Her body is in very good, sturdy shape. Her right wrist has been repaired a very long time ago, there are a few stitches here and there to her body, but overall it is a spectacular example of an early 1870's China doll body!

If you did not get what you wanted for the holidays this year, this is the time to grab the girl you wanted all your life! The Duchess Clara would make an excellent addition to any china doll collection, small or large. This spectacular doll will not be here for long, so do not hesitate to grab her while she is still available!

Item ID: RLI-677

RARE 17" "Duchess Clara" Antique China Doll With Loose Braids-All Original Silk Gown

RARE 17" "Duchess Clara" Antique China Doll With Loose Braids-All Original Silk Gown
RARE 17" "Duchess Clara" Antique China Doll With Loose Braids-All Original Silk Gown
RARE 17" "Duchess Clara" Antique China Doll With Loose Braids-All Original Silk Gown
RARE 17" "Duchess Clara" Antique China Doll With Loose Braids-All Original Silk Gown
RARE 17" "Duchess Clara" Antique China Doll With Loose Braids-All Original Silk Gown
RARE 17" "Duchess Clara" Antique China Doll With Loose Braids-All Original Silk Gown
RARE 17" "Duchess Clara" Antique China Doll With Loose Braids-All Original Silk Gown
RARE 17" "Duchess Clara" Antique China Doll With Loose Braids-All Original Silk Gown
RARE 17" "Duchess Clara" Antique China Doll With Loose Braids-All Original Silk Gown

Have you been looking for a spectacular china doll but haven't quite found anything that suites you this season? This girl certainly will tickle your fancy! Offered from a private collection of Museum Quality china dolls, this example is a particularly exceptional little lady! One of the rarest China dolls we've ever handled, Duchess Clara sparkles with a beautiful expression, lovely windowpane silk all original gown and that SPECTACULAR twisted set loose braid hairstyle! There is no comparison between this lovely lady and similar china girls, the photos do not do her justice; the Duchess will CAPTIVATE you! ***The Duchess Is Available on Layaway! Please take advantage of our 8 Month Liberal Layaway Plan to own this piece of history!***

With a gorgeous pale complexion, delicately blushed cheeks, and perfectly pink lips, her expression is precious. Deep blue eyes peer out from under dark bedroom lids,single stroke tapered brows, and very sweet petite nose! She is on her all original body (how rare to find!) with spectacular red leather hands. Her right hand was reattached, but at 150 I'm sure we'd all have a few parts reattached!

The spectacular braided coif that she dons is particularly wonderful! With five interlocking braids that create a lose bun around the back of her head. This example would have been a high-end deluxe model when she was manufactured by Conta & Boehme! So to find her on her original body in this spectacular original gown is a true antique miracle!

Not to mention how spectacular her all original couturier gown is. Made of warm butternut toffee colored silk with a dark chocolate colored windowpane pattern, this gown is magnificent. The front of the gown has silk covered buttons that trail all the way down, and black ruffled sleeves. Entirely hand stitched, this dress is a sight to behold; just as commanding as the duchess that wears it! You'll never find another girl like her!

Marks: (none)

Condition: Excellent. This girl is in as pristine shape as you could hope to find so early and RARE a china doll of this quality and caliber! With pale, shiny china that delicately blushes, there is some very slight paint wear to the cheeks (one extremely minor rub to her right cheek) and some high-point wear to the back of her head as is typical. Her body is in very good, sturdy shape. Her right wrist has been repaired a very long time ago, there are a few stitches here and there to her body, but overall it is a spectacular example of an early 1870's China doll body!

If you did not get what you wanted for the holidays this year, this is the time to grab the girl you wanted all your life! The Duchess Clara would make an excellent addition to any china doll collection, small or large. This spectacular doll will not be here for long, so do not hesitate to grab her while she is still available!

Item ID: RLI-677

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