The beautiful 14" Toni Doll was introduced in 1949 in conjunction with the Toni Home Permanent company and originally came with all the accessories required for perming her hair (although sugar water was the 'permanent' wave solution).
Made of hard plastic with strung jointed body and sleep eyes with brush lashes. The applied nylon wig came in either platinum, yellow blond or dark brown. Marked on back of head, back and under both arms with variations of 'Ideal Doll, P-90, Made in USA'. These designations are molded into the plastic.
This lovely example has a platinum wig and is wearing an adorable and original dress of green and yellow waffle-embossed cotton trimmed in embroidered ribbon with sewn on slip, matching undies, white nylon socks and red oil cloth snap shoes. Un-cut shiny wig with a curly style that could be improved with a combing but that will be left to the new owner. Clear, well-set eyes and nice face paint with no chips to the lip paint but some unevenness to the cheek color. We thought at first that some sort of rouge may have been applied but wiped her cheeks lightly and plain water did not disturb the color. A very beautiful and clean doll with no stains or odors. Her head and limbs, while not floppy, are not as tightly strung as they could be to hold different poses.
The clothing is in excellent condition with no stains, holes or odors. The elastics on panties and arm holes of dress have stretched. The tags on the earlier outfits were attached on the outside and many were removed as in the case of this dress. There are remaining remnants of it sewn into the waistband, back.
The doll came from the estate sale of a life-long collector where her husband told us that this was one of the many dolls that his wife had had since childhood. Of course, we cannot claim that this is a 'one-owner doll or that it is all original in regards to costuming, etc. but can only report what we hear and see and provide as many pictures and as thorough a description as possible. We are always happy to send more pictures or answer any questions that you may have.
Doll stand included.