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Exquisite c.1890 Early Antique Papier Mache German Girl w/Original Wig & Body, in Adorable Antique Costume WOW!
~*-*~The Papier Mache Doll Sale of your dreams is here! If you've been considering expanding your collection with a solid investment in a rare and special doll, we are happy to introduce our March Mache sale! Whether you love papier maches because of their look or because of their long history, it is safe to say that every collection needs at least a few such dolls as they are the ancestors of most all other forms of popular collectable dolls; and with many examples in our sale being over 150 years old, and some even 200+... How many other collecting mediums allow for historical enthusiasts to purchase pieces from the Early Victorian and Georgian periods at very affordable prices? Not many! So if you've been waiting to purchase the perfect mache for your collection, the time is now with our incredible March Mache sale! Send us an email for details or information on combined purchases and search March Mache in our shop to see all of the Papier Mache dolls on sale this March!~*-*~
For the collector of rare, early Papier mache dolls, this sweet lady will be at home in any collection of antique or early dolls. I love her sweet expression and those blue eyes! Wearing a lovely antique costume, she will have you smiling from ear to ear whenever you lay your eyes on her. I personally wouldn't mind keeping her in my personal collection...but it is time for her to move on and find a new home; I know she won't be here long.
She has a papier mache shoulder head, with a nice pleasant expression, and blue paperweight eyes, framed by painted lashes and feathered brows. A delicate closed mouth is blushed, surrounded by two lush cheeks, along with a dimpled chin. She wears her original human hair blond wig, glued down, in curls. She is on her original kidskin body with gusset knees, and straight elbows and gusset thighs. White bisque hands. She stands at 16" tall.
She wears an all antique costume, starting with a white cotton organdy dress with tucking and lace trim and lovely flowery embroidery. Underneath goes a white cotton antique half slip with insertion lace and trim, and a pair of white cotton pantaloons with broderie anglaise. A white cotton lace trim bonnet goes atop her head, while black knit socks and teal oilcloth shoes adorn her feet.
Condition: Excellent. Her papier mache head is very good, with only the most minor of crazing -- not very noticeable. The paint is still rich, and the blush on her detailing remains. Her eyes are lovely and sparkling with life. Her kidskin body has wear to the right shoulder, and areas of patchwork repairo. Bisque hands are good, with only a minor surface chip to the top of the left hand, and a minor firing line to the right hand wrist. Overall, she's a really sweet girl with great presentation.
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