Here we have the most charming set of twin dolls, that are also in excellent condition. They are an early Horsman set, composition with cloth bodies, circa 1920s. The dolls measure about 14" tall. Their body is cloth with a non working crier. They have composition legs, arms and heads. The legs are fastened just above the knees, arms at the shoulders, and head at neck. Head does turn. Their cute faces have dimples and open and close tin or celluloid(not 100% sure, but I think celluloid) blue eyes. They both have human hair upper lashes. The little girl also has painted upper and lower lashes. They both have painted brows, red dots in nostrils and eye corners and a red closed mouth. I believe their hair is a human hair wig. Both are short, hers is more of a Dutch boy style. They have blushed cheeks and knees and hands. They are wearing matching black velvet outfits. Both have black velvet hats, black velvet short jackets and pink/peachie ruffled blouses with pearl/shell buttons. The blouses have a silky texture to them like a taffeta feel. He has on knicker style pants with pearl/shell buttons on bottom sides, and she wears a black velvet skirt. She also has on a slip and longer panties, all edged in vintage lace. The boy is not wearing any underwear. Both have rayon socks and black oilcloth shoes with buckles and ribbon ties. Their outfits are original. There is a larger version(17") of the boy doll shown in the book titled "Horsman Dolls, 1865-1950" written by Don Jensen. The doll shown in book is wearing the same outfit. These dolls are marked with the Horsman mark on the back of their necks. They are both in excellent condition. They have very little crazing, only slight on their faces, with one slightly deeper craze line on the side towards back of head on the little boy. Their wig is slightly thinning, but with their hats they display well. The boy is missing a shoe buckle. There is a little rubbing in their blushed cheeks. More so on one side of the boys face which you can see in the pics. And the last thing that needs mentioning is the girl is missing some of her "real" eyelashes, more on one eye than the other. The pair are totally charming and I am sure hard to find, still together, in their original matching outfits, in this good of condition. They are ready to display! Please email if you have any questions and as always thank you for looking!
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