~ This particular half doll is a really special lady for a multitude of reasons. She bears exquisite modeling and painting of her features and details, dressed in a pink and blue gown top with gold trimming and billowing sleeves, with held-away arms (a desirable trait for the higher-quality half dolls). Her face looks down upon the mirror held in her delicate hands, while blond locks drape down upon her shoulders. She is attached, by a velvet wrap around her china base, to her original circular wooden platform base, and comes with the protective glass capsule case to maximize her display value. This girl is a great step away from the typically-nude half dolls, and is made even better by her presentation-focused design. With the base, she stands at 6" tall, with beautiful modeling. Blue painted eyes, and thinly-painted facial features, with lightly-blushed cheeks on a pale white body. The most minimal of pink blushing dabs the rest of her body to give her that extra life-like quality. This is one half doll that you will feel proud of adding to the collection. She is attic fresh from the Carolyne Moore Collection, who was a dear friend of ours. Ms. Moore went to convention every year, and very meticulously purchased the best of the best in all categories of dolls. We are honored to be liquidating many of her treasures.
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Condition: Excellent! The painting is lovely, with nice crisp modeling of the face. The colors used pair well, making her pop out. The paint has held up well, with no rubs or scrapes. Her pale skin has slight pink blushing, which makes her all the more lifelike. She is free of hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. The base and glass case are excellent. The amber velvet that covers her china base and which attaches her to the wooden platform is slightly separating here and there. Overall, an excellent little treasure in a perfect glass dome; we couldn't imagine a more perfect display.
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