1930’s Tagged Joao Perotti Bahia/Chiquita Banana Lady Felt Boudoir Doll-24” Tall

This is a great looking 24" tall felt boudoir doll dating to the late 1930's; it is by Brazilian doll maker Joao Perotti, who worked with Lenci at one time. The original sticker is on her burgundy cloth bloomers.

As you can see, she has the look of the Chiquita Banana lady, and she's wearing a wicker basket filled with felt bananas & multi-color felt flowers on her turban wrapped head. She's wearing a pair of brass color hoop earrings. Her shoes are multi-color felt high heels; the heels are made of wood painted gold. Her face is hand painted & she has black floss hair (although you don't see very much of it since it's tucked under the turban).

Her legs and one arm are jointed.

Her outfit is original, and is in overall fair condition, with the following imperfections to note: the stocking on the right has a few snags (I don't believe they are repairs, but I can't say for sure). The stocking on the other leg has a hole at her heel area. Her clothing shows overall fading & light/medium soiling, except an area on the bottom ruffle, which has a light brown stain. The ruffle on her apron has darkened to a tan color. There is an approx. ½" area on the ruffle where it has come loose; it just needs a few stitches. I see two small moth holes one on the back of her neck, which you don't notice when you adjust her clothing. There are approx. four areas where her dress is torn; on her left elbow, right below her left elbow above the sleeve & underneath the left elbow on the blue top. When her arm is down, you don't notice the tears on the side of her dress. I've tried to show the imperfections in my photos. I believe you could stitch/repair the elbow tear.

This is a great looking Perotti boudoir doll which will enhance any collection; she displays beautifully.


Item ID: 1166


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