Her vintage made outfit is amazing. Unfortunately she's been sitting in sunlight and it has faded except in spots where the sun didn't hit it--like under her belt. But all is sturdy and so detailed.
Her head is unmarked, but these dolls are usually attributed to the Hertwig company who made bonnet and hatted dolls in endless variety. Her little baseball cap seems to be less unusual, but still so sweet. Her pink body is original to her, as are her limbs. There is a white spot on the bill of her cap where the paint missed. I ran my finger over it and it is not a chip. Her simple limbs are in great condition. There is a small, neatly done patch above her left leg.
I simply could not unbutton her bloomers without chancing ripping the button hole. I really believe these clothes--probably 50 years old or so--have never been off of this doll. She has everything a proper Victorian lady would wear, although the doll was not made in the Victorian era. A chemise, petticoat, pantalettes underneath. Her skirt is made to look as if it has an overskirt--closures are hooks and eyes. Her jacket has one button and her belt is pinned.
Time has been our silent girl's friend, thanks to someone who lavished their time and skill to dress her so beautifully. Thank you for stopping by.
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