20 Inch Antique China Head doll Known as Lydia By A.W. Fr. Kister Circa late1840's, early1850's.
The Lydia head is hand pressed into the mold, with an impressed 80 and hand painted 87 inside the shoulder plate. The antique cloth body is later, circa 1870's. It has 3 sew holes front and back with china arms and legs.
This Lydia doll has a antique cotton dress with lace trim, a eyelet slip and pantaloons. Porcelain lower arms with well defined fingers, one arm is cracked and re-glued. The legs are molded with heeled boots.One ankle has been re-glued and repainted black making it difficult to see where the damage is. Lydia has 13 sausage curls they start out bigger on the sides and go smaller to the back. Lydia has a hairline under her neck. All this sounds really bad but Lydia is a very hard to find antique doll with a lot of charm and love to give you.