This kind of lady demands a good, long look for you to fully appreciate the depth of her beauty. Be it her smooth, creamy parian bisque, her beautiful modeling and styling, or her gorgeous antique costume, she is designed from the ground up to please, and is sure to be a loved and adored prize within the collection cabinet. She's extraordinary in every sense of the word, in a presentation class all her own, with her original leather hands and gorgeous costume. This wonderful lady has many fine details that make her astounding, so read on and see just why this lady is destined to be in your collection. I am especially excited about her incredible French silk and brocade two piece ensemble, made in the Victorian era in the style of a 17th century venetian court dress! This was a popular practice among the Victorians, to create costumes for their dolls, and this is an outstanding example on an outstanding doll! We will not have another like her.
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She has a beautiful Parian bisque shoulder head, with a lovely pale finish. Rich golden hair is molded into crisp, deep curls -- the modeling is crisp and lovely, she definitely was one of the earliest ladies out of the mold. The ears peek out, while around her crown she wears a little dark blue painted and molded bow, while the rest of her hair is styled in a fashionable done-up style with tightly-coiled coils in the back. Dark glass earrings in pierced ears. Painted cornflower blue eyes with painted brows. She has a closed petite mouth, with rich blushing and shading accents. She is on her 100% original muslin stuffed body with padded breast and original leather arms and gorgeous wooden lower legs with painted dark red feet, standing at 19.5" tall.
She is adorned in her gorgeous all antique costume. It starts with a black velvet and crepe silk ensemble, with cream and dark brown piping and banding, with cream silky sleeves and collar, pleated. Underneath goes a white cotton half slip with broderie anglaise, and a matching pair of antique white cotton pantaloons. It must be noted that the half slip was original sewn on, and it had to be undone to fully undress her, so we know this has been on her for a while! The costume is truly stunning, and offers a great silhouette.
Condition: Excellent. The head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration, and has excellent modeling and painting of the features. The painting is lively and free of any major rubs or scraping away. The original muslin body has been worn with age, and is very delicate. The left leg, as can be seen in the photos, has a weakening and separation at the knee; we can repair this with a patch for you, all you need to do is ask! The leather hands are great and in good condition with all the fingers intact. The wooden legs are good, with only minor surface scraping. The costume is great too, and has held up well over the many years. This is one lady we simply will never have again!
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