Antique Large and beautiful 24" English Poured Wax Doll circa 1890
This poured wax doll has well-defined fingers, chubby poured wax arms and a more natural-looking down-turned mouth. These are her characteristics. She is 24" tall - a large and wonderful size.
She has dark blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading, defined nostrils, and closed mouth with realistic and somewhat sad charming expression.
This lovely doll has dark blond rooted hair that has been inserted into the wax one hair at a time. The hair is very short. You often see antique photos of little girls with hair cut to this short length, a result of head lice which was prevalent for school children.
There are also wax dolls of this type dressed as boys. Poured wax sculpted arms and legs with holes in the wax for the sew holes, and a clean original cloth body. Everything in very good condition with a neat repair to one lower leg that we photographed.
This lovely wax doll has a wonderful white elaborate antique costume with embroidery and matching antique straw and lace bonnet.
She is from a smoke free environment and is an early example.