This is a C1935 Ideal 18 Inch Shirley Temple Composition Doll "Curly Top" in her red knife pleated red dotted Swiss dress. She is marked Shirley Temple/18 to her neck and back. Her stringing is tight as she has been recently restrung. Her composition is in very good shape and was purchased from the original owners estate. So she was well taken care of. There is very little paint wear around the joints, a paint chip the size of a pea to the bottom of her right foot, and she has all her fingers and toes with no restorations. The back of her legs have a little bit of dark-ish spots to the composition. Her face is really beautiful with strong cheek color, a light reddish spot to her left cheek, and a little flea bite of paint loss to the tip of her nose. She has all her fur lashes to her left eye, and just a small amount of loss to her right eye mostly in the form of some tiny breaks. Her right eye is fine and her left eye has some light crazing/crackling. Her curly blonde mohair wig is still close to the original set and is clean. And she still has her red hair ribbon tied in a bow on top of her head (looks like the factory bow). Her tagged (Genuine Shirley Temple Doll) red knife pleated red and white dotted Swiss dress is in excellent condition with no rips, tears or holes, but it does have have some light "aging" to the fabric. The red ribbon tie around the waist may have lost some length to it, and one of the ribbon ties on the right side of the skirt is missing. The red bow on the neck ruffle is also missing. The red ribbon tie on the right and left part of the skirt goes around her wrist to hold her skirt way out. Shirley does not have any splits or cracks to the composition. Underneath her dress, she is wearing her one piece slip and panties set that looks like it has never been off her body. There are no shoes or socks, or button. Shirley certainly has a beaming smile. Please email for nine more photos of this lovely doll.
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