23 inch Antique Milliner's Model Papier Mache Girl Doll Short Hair 1850 Old Clothes
A dear young woman with molded short hair, very rosy cheeks and gorgeous blue painted eyes, is circa 1850 and made in Germany. Milliner’s model, her head is papier mâché with kid-leather body and carved wooden lower limbs.
Eyes have thin black lid lines under feathered brows, her lips are rosy pink with darker details, deeply molded short hair has brush strokes around the edges, and her head and shoulders have old crazing, with some old repairs and paint touch up to back corners of shoulders.
Her kid body is very clean and sturdy with original blue paper bands, cream painted lower wooden legs with citron yellow slippers and wood arms with finely carved hands~ (right foot has small paint touch up; sawdust stuffing has shifted making some joints softer, and there’s just one small patch on the kid leather right shoulder).
Wearing a lovely antique cotton dress with sash and undergarments, this would make a good man doll to go with all those ladies you have, but you would have to put man clothes on her/him.
Very clean from a non smoking environment.