What a sweet child. Her downward gaze reminds me of the shy children the cloth doll maker, Izannah Walker, created. She is demure and quiet and seems to have never been played with. Kling is known for making such lovely children as this one. Since there is no markings on her, I will guess Kling was her maker. The doll company did glazed china and unglazed, like this child.
Her wonderful original dress is wool challis and being wool challis and 100 years old, it could rip easily. It's design is just gorgeous. It buttons down the back with 5 tiny brass buttons and hand made button holes. In fact, much of the dress is handmade. It is fragile insomuch as one shouldn't tug on these fabrics, so I undressed her enough to show her undamaged head and shoulderplate. Her hands are also undamaged, and just lovely. Her cloth body is clean and solid. She wears a chemise, two petticoats--one of lightest lawn with beautiful lace trim--and split drawers. Her split drawers fit her to a 'T'. Her stockings and shoes are moulded to her legs and cloth feet. The shoes do not come off unless I pull them off, which might damage them.
No smells or damage, and such high quality as far as cleanness of the bisque, and the painted facial decorations. This all original doll is especially beautiful with her gorgeous ensemble.
She's sat in my doll cabinet for many years with a boy doll of her type. She's ready to leave home for someone new. I'll miss her. She's one of the prettiest little parians I've ever seen. Thank you for checking in. Please ask any questions. I'm happy to reply.
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