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RARE Size 12" Cross Parian Lady Empress Augusta with Elegant Updo
This exquisite Parian lady not only has the typical features you might desire -- a finely-modeled head and painted features, and overall condition -- but she is also modeled in the likeness of Empress Augusta. This particular model is also a small size, making her an unusual sight among the larger sizes in the doll market. An extraordinary piece of doll history, she is both an exceptionally-crafted and designed presentation piece, AND unique character to adorn your collection cabinet.
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Parian shoulder head in a pale white, with an exceptionally smooth finish, with excellent painting. Blue eyes with tapered brown brows, and a closed mouth with dark crimson lips. Blushed cheeks. She has a fabulously-molded updo in blond with curls and a dotted band around the head. Lovely earrings decorate her ears, while her shoulder plate has a molded and painted collar, with a black necklace with cross. Red trimming. She stands at 12.5" tall. She wears a gorgeous vintage black dress in antique fabrics, with lace overlay and trim, and dark beading on the torso and sleeves. Underneath she wears a antique half slip with embroidery and tucking, and a black full slip, and a pair of white cotton antique pantaloons with lace trim. Painted and molded button shoes in amber, with little heels. Bisque lower arms.
Condition: Excellent. Parian head is in excellent condition, and free of hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. The modeling and painting are exquisite, and signs of sure expertise. The body is in good condition, and the bisque arms and feet are lovely, although the left foot has had professional restoration done. The costume is fabulous and bears a great presentation.
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