For the collector of classic early dolls, this very sweet wax baby is just the ticket. With the most soulful ice blue glass eyes, wax grommeted limbs, a delicate pout to her expression and all of that blond hair, hand inset, bit by bit, this is an exemplary early girl for your consideration. Something that I really love about wax dolls is the perfect way that the lids fold around the eyes- they are more lifelike in that way than any other type of antique doll in my humble opinion. And this lovely little one has perfect eyes in that sense- it feels like she is about to look up at you and giggle!
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This precious baby has a wax shoulder head with inset glass blue eyes, with tapered blond brows. Her mouth is an open/closed mold with parted lips but closed interior. The molding of the features is truly wonderful. Inset hair, typical of the English Pierotti and Montanari style dolls, in a dark blond, in a short, wispy style. Lovely molded wax full arms, and molded wax legs. Cloth body, with pinned-on arms at the shoulders. Measures at 17.5" tall. This extremely sweet example is all original, wearing a spectacular net lace soutache dress with embroidered flowers and lacy bodice. Matching slip with six rows of tucking and lace trim around the hem a white cotton antique baby gown, with lace trim and insertion lace. A white cotton antique bonnet with lace trim sits atop her head, while underneath she wears a lovely antique pair of pantaloons and is completed with her original pink leather booties- I do not want to take them off as that will damage both the feet and the shoes- but I have carefully inspected to see that the feet are complete and intact. What a treat!
Condition: Very good. The wax head is in excellent condition, free of any cracks, repairs or touch ups with great modeling, only missing some paint -- in amazing condition for a wax head. Her wax arms and legs are very good, although her left thumb has been chipped. Hair is intact and well. This original costume is in fabulous shape, too! Just a delight.
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Charming All Original Antique English 17.5" Wax Baby by Pierotti or Montanari
$1,050 $1,250 SALE