What a pretty pair of Swiss ladies, dressed in a beautifully made costumes traditional to the Swiss Cantons of Zug on the left and Appenzell on the right. Their costumes are particularly lovely and well made with lots of perfect detail. They would have been purchased in the mid 1960's in Switzerland as part of a large collection of vintage international dolls and are a lovely match to a larger Swiss doll which is also for sale in the shop.
Their faces are very attractive with large finely hand painted eyes which have been lacquered to add a realistic sparkle and which look to the side in a most beguiling way, under thick hand painted lashes and neat brows. I believe their faces are made of molded felt which has a bit of soft texture and is nicely 'made up' with rosy cheeks and pink lips. Their legs and 'mitten hands' are made of cloth. Condition is extremely good and very fresh for vintage dolls of this age.
The doll on the left wears a blue skirt supported by a stiff tulle slip, topped by a brightly striped silky apron, a blue vest and ribbons which gather the sleeves which match the tie of the straw hat which is garnished with red felt roses. She wears black lace gauntlets. Her light blond hair is mohair and neatly styled into a neat, thick long braid. She carries a blue and yellow parasol in blue and yellow.
The doll on the right is dressed in a fine red skirt, a white organza blouse with lace trim at the neck, a fine white patterned apron and a black vest with a metallic thread tie. Her head dress is particularly special in its detail, made of stiff black and white fine pleated fabric and tied at the back with a lovely black ribbon bow. Her hair is arranged in two neat buns at the nape of her neck. She wears discreet gold tone earrings and has bright blue enameled eyes.
The price is for the pair. As mentioned, also listed in the shop is a larger but very similar Swiss doll and they all go beautifully together. All three dolls could be combined in the same shipment to save on shipping costs, if that is of interest.
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