Description of Doll for Sale
I am pleased to present a great example of a vintage composition Sonja Henie doll made by Madame Alexander. Sonja has a composition body and head and was made in the late 1930's. Sonya Henie was an Olympic skater who later became a movie star. The doll is marked Sonya Henie. Sonja is all composition and is 18 inches tall. The skates are all original in near mint condition. face painting and lashes are in original mint condition. The dress is untagged and appears to be a very well made replacement. It is vintage red velvet with marabou trim. It is lined with white embroidered satin material. It is as good (if not better) than most Sonja outfits made by Madame Alexander.
The head is marked as follows: The marks are very hard to read and I could not get a usable photo of them.
Madame Alexander // Sonja // Henie
Condition of Doll for Sale
The composition head and body head is original with no chips, repaints or repairs. There are a few very dispersed craze lines in the original finish. (see closeup of face). There is a split of the head on the back of the neck. The split is not on the seam of the head and the structure of the head is sound. There are no broken fingers or wear on the finger painting. The clothes are in good shape with no stains, foxing, rips or repairs. The marabou is yellowed some. The eye lashes are thick with no gaps but are worn some around the edges.
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