This is a fine 18" tall antique German M. S. Superior papier mache shoulder head doll. She has what appears to be her original home made cloth body and many layers of clothing. The home made cloth body is rather charmingly out of proportion with short stubby legs and long torso. It has simple lobster claw mitten hands with separate thumbs. Her antique clothing consists of black oil cloth boots, cotton stockings, pantaloons, wool petticoat, cotton petticoat, and brown cotton print dress. She also has a beaded necklace. The head has the original M.S.Superior label intact on the back with model number 2015.
Condition: The shoulder head has no repainting or repair. It has typical wear tot he tip of the nose and some lesser rubs to the high points of the hair. There is a stable separation along part of the mold seam line from the neck on her right and over the top of the head. Her undergarments would benefit from being washed and pressed. Her dress has a large hole on the side and a smaller hole on the front. I note that the dress has a deep hem that could be used to create some patching material to repair the holes.
It's nice to find one of these dolls that has not been tinkered with and still has all of her original finish.
Item ID: Jly14ms714
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