Oh my... Look at that silhouette- look at that incredible snooded hairdo- the corseted body-the red leather tasseled boots- and this face. There is nothing less than superb about this incredible China lady. When you pull her out of the box for the first time, and see her violet/blue eyes and her trained morning gown draping gracefully around her...I know you will be as taken with her as we are. A doll of this majesty and delicacy is rare to come by and even harder to find in an antique costume with antique undergarments like this, so I know that she will marked "Sale Pending" soon as china ladies of this quality in this large size are never on the market long. This is a singular presentation, especially in this burgundy with white trim; she is truly a cut above, hence why she is being sold with our ~Couronne D'Or~ Guarantee and gifts (see bellow) because we are positive that her new owner will be smitten with the decision to adopt this beautiful lady into their collection.
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She has a pale porcelain head in perfect original condition with that wonderful Conta & Boehme milky quality sheen. Beautiful big blue eyes, soft red lips with delicate painting. Fabulous hairstyle of rare snood with a comb lower down continuing into a second snooded low bun. The front of the style billows back from her face with little brushstrokes at the sides, with finger waves at the crown that extend into large four large sausage curls giving volume and regal stature to the costume. For the collector who must have the best, she is an incredible wealth of information on the history of fashion and hairstyle of the 1870's. She is on her INCREDIBLE Goldsmith body with a sage green corset, wonderful original mitten stitched hands with red leather tasseled boots. This is a fabulous value point, especially as it is in excellent, no leak, condition.
Her exquisite, period appropriate costume is a one of a kind doll sized masterpiece as far as we are concerned! This spectacular, early trained morning gown features some exquisite double scalloped hem embroidery around the bottom, at the cuffs, and at the pockets. It is not every day that we find fabulous Victorian day dresses in doll size with functional pockets! Wonderful white trim with white cased buttons down the front. The dress does, however, have a considerable amount of wear, there are some scattered pin holes (at the shoulders, and at the back of the torso, mainly), and some minor touch ups, but truly, if this gown were in perfect condition, it would sell separately for about $800 due to its rarity and exquisite cut. The silhouette here is like no other. She has a fine set of original pantaloons and a sweet half slip with crochet edging. This costume is truly memorable!
Condition: Excellent. She is truly in wonderful condition. She is in all original shape without any excuses, with an excellent body and beautiful overall sculpting and modeling. She has a few very minor flakes to the hair, but these are small and do not affect her value. When we see the photo blown up here, they seem much larger than they actually are in person. We just don't see girls with hair this rare every day; the last China lady that I had with this hairstyle sold the day that she went up for $2350, and her costume was not nearly this dramatic! We love this girl and know she's going to make one lucky collector very happy.
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Stupendous 22" Conta & Boehme China Lady Featuring Rare Snood With Comb And Corseted Goldsmith Body C. 1875
$880 $1,090 SALE