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Exceptional Expression 14.25" Antique China Lady with Near-Flawless Head c.1870
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This china lady is a true beauty, with an excellent expression and facial modeling. When it comes to antique dolls, there is no doubt that the look of the face is a huge deciding factor, and this lady sure does have that factor. The modeling and painting is exquisite, showing off some of the best of what the early manufacturers could offer. In her antique costume, she is sure to please.
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She has a sweet china shoulder head, in a pale milky white and smooth glossy finish. Nicely-molded features are accented with ice blue eyes, painted black tapered brows, while her delicate closed mouth is puckered with two blushed lips, and framed by two chunky cheeks with a very slight blush. Her hair is molded into a sweet swept-back style, exposing her forehead amidst deep curls that frame her face well, with a middle part -- particularly-crisp modeling of the curls, and the painting is delicate and sharp, showing off nice details. Her original china hands are well molded with all fingers intact, and her original china feet with flat soles are well modeled and painted black with painted red ties, and blue stocking ties -- some rubbing to the black of the shoes. Her original cloth body is intact, with some soil wear and white patchwork (torso and left leg). She stands at 14.25" tall. She wears an all antique costume, starting with a white cotton organdy dress with subtle pale pink insertion ribbon amidst lace trimming, and three rows of tucking down the skirt. Underneath goes a white cotton antique half slip, with beautiful, delicate, and crisp eyelet designs at the bottom. Underneath goes a white cotton antique pair of pantaloons with lace trim.
Marks: -None incised, only a small tag with "No. 8"-
Condition: Excellent. Her china quality is top of the line, with soft and sweet modeling, with expert painting and no hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. The black hair is very good, with no major rubs or white spots, with particularly crisp modeling. The cloth body is in good condition with no major rips or tears, or tears in the stitching. She has three patch repairs: one to the pelvis, and two to the left knee. Some rubbing to the black of the shoes. Overall, though, she looks great, especially in her costume, which is in great condition with no shredding. c:
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