Germany, c. 1880s
I've had this doll a really long time. To me, she represents all the sweetness of a doll. I've seen this type of doll called papier-mache or early composition. I've seen other dolls of this type from this era with these lovely eyes. Her eyes are very high end glass paperweight eyes...luminous. She has a wonderful original finish on her shoulderhead with beautifully painted features. She has a honey blond mohair wig in braids that is nailed to her head. The body is kid leather with attached oil cloth boots and red cotton stockings. She is wearing pantalettes that are pinned on, a wool slip and a simple cotton dress with no closure in the back. Her hands are in nice condition, with just some finger line stitches missing on the right hand. The tips of her boots have some nibble damage - kitten, mouse? She is firmly stuffed with sawdust. Expect for the toes and a bit of wear to her eyebrow, her condition is good. She is unmarked, but resembles the high quality dolls of this type produced by Dressel.
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15" German Papier Mache or Composition Doll with Glass Eyes