This 8 ½ inch tall doll has a poured wax shoulder head, lower arms, and lower legs. The body is stuffed cotton. The doll has a closed mouth and blue glass eyes. The blonde human hair wig has the hair strands individually inserted into the wax head. The doll wears a sweet hand sewn costume including a dress of white dotted Swiss and white cotton underclothing. The outfit is completed with a ribbon trimmed straw bonnet. The doll is marked on the chest, "Wax Dolls//Betty Begale//Raytown, Mo." I believe the doll was probably created in the 1950s but this is only a guess on my part. She is definitely vintage and not newly created so might be a little newer or older than my estimation. In any case, she is just so precious and would fit into any doll collection as she is quite skillfully and artistically made. I couldn't resist her. Once I picked her up, I could not put her down!
Antique dolls of high quality at fair prices backed by expertise and professionalism, sold with love
We are preparing to head to the UFDC Salesroom. Look for us in booth 310 and watch for new items here on Ruby Lane.