Stunning Large 23" English Poured Wax Doll Attributed to Montanari c.1880
Montanari poured wax dolls have well-defined fingers, chubby arms of wax, and a more natural-looking down-turned mouth. This doll has all of those things. She is 23" tall - a large and wonderful size. She has blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading, defined nostrils, and closed mouth with realistic expression. This lovely doll has blond mohair that has been inserted into the wax one piece at a time, poured wax sculpted arms and legs with grommets in the wax for the sew holes, and a original cloth body
The shoulder plate has been repaired on the back of the shoulders that you will see - but otherwise, the doll is in beautiful condition. She is from a smoke free environment and is an early example.
This lovely Wax doll has a wonderful white elaborate antique costume with embroidery and matching antique ruffled bonnet.
Very clean from a non smoking environment.