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16.5” Beautiful Papier Mache Cuno & Otto Dressel Lady Doll in Original Parlor Maid costume of the 1890s
Dear Doll Lovers, Have you ever seen one of these before? I haven’t. I know that this is a truly rare, all original antique doll with a factory costume intended to represent a parlor maid stationed in a large estate—think Downton Abbey! So if you are a collector who values the unique and rare examples of antique dolls, you must give this doll serious consideration!
She has a Papier Mache shoulder-head on her original slim lady cloth body with papier mache hands and feet with molded yellow high button boots, small waist and slender limbs. Lovely blue paperweight eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, feathered brows, closed mouth, original blond mohair wig in original beehive style.
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She is dressed in an extraordinary all original costume representing a Parlor Maid of the 1890s consisting of a black ankle length cotton dress with white cuffs and collar with large white bow at the neck over which she wears a wonderful pleated white cotton apron with winged shoulders, red casement buttons on the dress, factory undergarments including a full slip with lace trim and pantaloons very pretty antique molded and painted high button yellow boots, white painted ribbed stockings, pink flesh painted knees. A chatelaine in the shape of a metal leaf with a miniature scissor and key have been added to her costume.
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CONDITION: Excellent. Lovely and virtually flawless papier mache with expert painting of features, crisp modeling, pleasant rosy color, and lovely intelligent blue paperweight eyes, closed mouth evokes a demure expression. The original lady body is in excellent original condition, has not been fully inspected due to the fact that the costume is sewn-on. This is a truly exceptional example of the rare COD lady doll! She has a delicate aristocratic countenance and is sure to add a lot of class to any collection! Note: An identical model was made in bisque by Gebruder Heubach. LBK 6-18-16
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