China ladies may not be particularly rare in the doll market, but all original examples in wonderful condition will always be a hotly contested commodity- and this example is simply a classic. With some of the deepest modeling I've ever seen on a china lady, in pristne condition, this lady is a perfect 10 in all catagories. At just over 23" tall, with great modeling and features, on her 100% original body, and in her original antique costume, a beauty such as this makes a sharp figure who will soak up all of the attention in your collection display. Fresh from the 1850's, this near mint example will not leave you lacking in any capacity! I was going to price her $850, but I'm starting her out on sale, and I know she won't be here long.
*Our sweet miss is available on layaway -- feel free to email us or call us at 718-859-0901 for payment details, or an in-hand description of her beauty!*
She has a glazed china shoulder head, in a pale milky white and smooth glossy finish. Deeply-molded & crisp features are accented with ice blue eyes, painted black tapered brows, and a closed petite mouth with delicately painted and shaded lips. She has her dark hair parted in the middle, set in luscious, deeply-molded curls. Her original cloth body stands at 23.5" tall, with the original china hands and feet, with pink stocking ties and black flat-soled shoes. She wears her all original antique costume, in great condition, starting with a white cotton dress with lace trim, a half slip underneath, and pantaloons, all matching with lace.
Condition: Very good! China porcelain head is in excellent condition, hands are free of damage. She does have a single hairline to each china foot -- should be evident in the photos, but, if not clear enough, just send us a message and we will be happy to provide more photos. Other than this, she is in great condition, surprisingly-so for her age. Her china head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration, with a great modeling and painting of features. The black hair is great, with minimal wear. The cloth body is very good, with barely any age or soil wear! The china hands are very nice; the left one has a faint firing flaw along the length. Overall, she is a beauty.
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