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Extraordinarily Rare 22" Antique China Doll All Original With Fancy Curls & Haircomb!
This girl has THE most spectacular hair you've ever seen. Have you been waiting to add a china doll that NO ONE else will have to your collection? With our liberal 8 month layaway plan, and this gorgeous girl's haunting eyes- you have found the perfect girl. If you adore your dolls in their all original costumes, in minty mint condition, with extraordinary features- this is the china doll for you.
Beautiful huge blue eyes that glance upward, ruby red lips, delicately blushed cheeks, and finely tapered eyebrows. This BEYOND incredible hairstyle is absolutely superb; she has a waterfall of curls streaming down the back of her head, that cabochon into a large chignon at the name of her neck, the sides of the style flip up into a lovely pair of "butterfly wings" that frame her face in a dark halo. Slight brushstrokes can even be observed at the temples (as only the finest quality china dolls have.) She has very little wear to her hairdo. Wow. What an incredible doll.
Her body is in fantastic all original condition with original porcelain hands and original RARE early leather feet with individually stitched toes. Her spectacular original porcelain hands have a particularly rare feature; the thumb is separated from the rest of the fingers. She is such a piece of history!
But the incredible presentation of this doll does not stop at her lovely hair and carefully considered body; rather, her original black silk victorian mourning dress is beyond spectacular. Hand made for her by the finest seamstress, this would have been a walking day-suite in mourning black (as was the Victorian fashion after Queen Victoria's death.) The front of the skirt is made of acid etched velvet on silk in a floral pattern. The rest of costume is made of the finest quality black silk brocade with self box-pleating ruffled edge that spans around the entire gown. Gorgeous black glass buttons down the front, lace edged collar, scalloped flaring sleeves (which have kept her special hands in MINT condition.) She has antique and vintage undergarments. The jacket reaches the floor in the back. This is an absolutely SUPERB costume... Never will you find another girl like this in this costume!
Condition: Very Good. Excellent overall condition with little wear to the head, and original body in superb shape. She has beautiful paste diamond earrings, with earlobes in perfect condition. She does however have a slight bit of dirt on her nose and cheek, but this might actually be removable, if not they are very minor (we didn't want to try.) With her very sweet expression, gorgeous blue eyes, delicate brushstrokes and very fine overall quality- this girl is everything you could EVER want in a rare early china doll. You'll never find another one with so spectacular an original gown, glowing face or overwhelming angelic presence!
***She is available on our liberal 8 month layaway plan (8 equal payments of $475!) Please give us a call any time for an in-hand description or to discuss our payment plans. 718-859-0901***
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