This is an Antique Greiner Style Glass Eye Papier Mache Shoulderhead Doll Handstitched Cloth Body All Original 16 Inch. This beautiful 16 inch glass eye papier mache doll is all original and clean. She has her ears showing and a hand stitched firmly stuffed cloth body with thumb and stitched fingers mitt hands. Her gold color organdy dress is stitched to her. The doll and all the clothing is beautifully handstitched including the very narrow sleeve cuff hems and the black lace trim. Beautiful ribbon rosettes decorate the wrists, waist and shoulders of the dress.There are no holes rips or tears. The white cotton sleeves have aged a little bit in color. Her undergarments include a white/cream cotton petticoat, white/cream dimity shorter petticoat and white/cream pantaloons. A note pinned to the petticoat states “handwritten in pencil/pants very faint” but I could not find anything. Her clothing is not removable and is all original including the pink/coral ribbon waist bow in the back, and her dark red velveteen shoes with leather soles, and with red ribbon bow and braid trim. The papier mache shoulderhead includes some tight age hairlines and paint crazing to the front chest, left shoulder, and face, along with some lines around the black pupil glass eyes and forehead. Feeling the shoulderhead plate, she does not seems to have any issues under the dress. Her ears are showing and she has some paint wear to her black hair, face and nose appropriate for her age. There is a gray paint stroke lines around her forehead with some additional finely done paint stroke lines at her temples. She has a very good body proportion and dress size. This beautiful doll is jointed at the hips, but she does not sit. She is a standing doll. Also her shoulders/arms are firmly in place. There is no staining or damage to the fabric to either the clothing or the body. The head has not been repainted or touched. There is no label or markings to her back shoulderplate.
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