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Beautiful Early 21" Wax Over Paper Mache Doll In Antique Ensemble
~*-*~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!~*-*~
I simply adore early wax dolls such as this, and this fabulous 'Enfantine' is just charming. With her childlike face and lady like body, with an elaborate updo of individually inset blond curls, this rare girl from the 1860's has survived wonderfully over the years. Over the past few years it has become harder and harder to find these rare, early Enfantine wax ladies, and this precious girl is just an amazing example that has not been lost to time. She is on her fabulous original body with original leather arms, with individual fingers -- wow! She also has a GORGEOUS antique wool costume, in a beautiful pastel rose colour that makes her look absolutely stunning. So, what are you waiting for? This girl's costume alone is worth nearly $400, from my estimates, and she looks fantastic in it. Do not hesitate to make this gorgeous early girl your very own!
*We are offering this delightful wax lady on layaway! Take up to eight months to pay for her.*
She has a wonderful poured wax head on her original cloth body, with original leather arms, with individual fingers. Beautiful face with excellent rendering of features. Delicately painted upper and lower lashes surround the eyes, while she has feathered blond flat brows, and a rosy-lipped closed mouth. Her original golden human hair wig is affixed to the head. She stands at 21” tall.
She is adorned in a gorgeous all antique costume, starting with a matching jacket and skirt, both in a pale salmon pink wool, super fine to the touch, with black trimming and piping. Black round functional buttons close the front. Underneath goes a lovely antique white cotton half slip with beautiful tucking and lace trim, and a pair of matching antique pantaloons with lace trim. White cotton knit socks adorn her feet, and she wears a pair of brown genuine leather shoes (antique as well) on her feet.
Condition: Excellent. Her head and face are in great condition. Her face has maintained its bright and lush complexion, and is clear of any deep scratches or chips that might compromise the delicate wax. The original hair was expertly inset and looks gorgeous, with a golden sheen. The original body is fabulous as well, and only the typical and expected age wear. There is some reinforcement patchwork to bother arms, but the leather used is old and matches the leather of the arms well. The wax on the back of the plate has flaked off quite a bit, revealing the paper mache underneath, but there is no damage otherwise.
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