An exquisite early wax over papier mache poupee, this sweet little girl is just a wonderful, all original example, in near mint condition, that any collection would benefit from. If you have been waiting for one of these early beauties with original painting, perfect hair, in restoration FREE condition; this precious lady will absolutely charm you. Dating from the 1870's, she is delicious, but her costume gives her a next-level presentation; a very special grey wool ensemble with red christmas plaid trim, lace trim and a perfect cut. She is a wonderful piece of costume history! And that's not even to mention her wonderful molded hair and hairbow! I love this delightful, glass eyed, orange booted beauty. I know that her striking, all original presentation will ensure she's gone fast, so snap her up before she, too, is marked 'Sale Pending.' She is offered with our Gold level of gifts and guarantees.
~This sweet girl is offered on our eight month layaway plan! Take your time to pay for this sweet, sweet lady. Just let us know at checkout that you need time to pay for her- and she ships for free in the U.S.~
This wonderful girl has a wax over papier mache shoulder-head with dark glass eyes with painted brows and delicate pink lips with all original paint, only a very light top coat added to lips. She has superb golden updo with exposed ears, seven barrel curls around the face and down the back, accented by a spectacular large black bow atop her head. She has her wonderful original composition lower legs with painted bright orange boots and original composition arms. Her all original body has her original cloth covering with squeak-box in torso (no-longer squeaks.) This is a wonderful find.
Her spectacular original costume is worth your undivided attention. She sports a STUNNING perfectly tailored charcoal grey walking suit, trimmed with a delicious Christmas plaid with lace trimming at the collar, and cuffs. Plaid buttons and wonderful slight bustle at the back of the jacket. Plaid trim to skirt. The interior of the jacket is so incredible; the level of fit on this dress is perfection. We just don't see this sort of work everyday! Underneath she has all of her original undergarments, including a nice, full half slip, and a sweet pair of cotton pantaloons. What a beauty; we are in love!
Condition: Excellent. She is in very good shape; near perfect head, body in very sturdy shape. There is a tiny bit of touch up to the lips- a top coat was added; and a small craze-line to the crown. This is very stable, and she displays great! The shoes are repainted, but not an uncommon color, the tops with the garters are in original condition. She is an amazing doll in truly wonderful shape with her gorgeous costume.
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~A Note On Our New 'Couronne' Three Tiered Rewards and Guarantee System~
Couronne, the French word for crown, has always been a term dear to my heart. I was born in Paris, French was my first language, and will always be my favorite way to talk about dolls. The circular nature and royal implication of the word 'couronne' make it an excellent adjective to describe the best of the best that we offer, here at Kathy Libraty's Antiques. As time goes on, I find it harder and harder to come across dolls of the highest and finest quality; and when I do have the pleasure of finding and subsequently offering them to my customers, expressing their growing rarity is difficult. Thus, we now have a way to do it in far fewer words than I have used in the past. Dolls of the highest excellence will now be offered in three tiers, each with an embossed tag expressing their level of merit:
~Couronne Dauphine D'Argent~ (Silver) To achieve the Dauphine level, a doll must be- shall we say, a cut above the pack. A doll at this level is exemplary, and would achieve Impériale or Royale status if not for a small flaw or two, acquired over her long life. These dolls are divine and stand out on their own. At this level, in addition to the doll purchased, the buyer receives a small gift, personalized thank you note, as well as a 5% off voucher for a future purchase.
~Couronne Royale D'Or~ (Gold) Dolls that achieve this level are rare, alluring, beautifully dressed and in very good condition. They exemplify everything that we look for in a doll and prize above others in a 100+ year old antique. At this level, our customers receive a small gift in addition to their package along with a personalized thank you note that is included with every doll we sell. A voucher for 7% off of your next purchase will be included.
~Couronne Impériale Platin~ (Platinum) The highest order of antique doll, a doll that is all original or otherwise exquisitely costumed . A doll that has an absolutely original body and without damage or compromise. With a doll at this level, we offer our customers a gift of antique doll jewelry, a luxury bonbon, personalized thank you note specifying the value and rarity of the item. Additionally, a voucher for 10% off of your next purchase from us. A receipt of your purchase for insurance purposes is also available upon request at this level, as well as in invitation to our Holiday Antique Doll High Tea at our home in and show room in Brooklyn, New York. *Insurance reciepts are also available upon request for any doll at these levels.*