~*-*~The March Papier Mache Doll Sale went so well, we are all but SOLD OUT of papier maches at the moment (and it isn't even the end of March yet)... so what on earth are we to do? Expand the sale to China Ladies of course. For ONE WEEK ONLY, Tuesday March 14th-March 21st, we are marking down your very favorite china dolls in our shop, and dolls over $500 are still available on layaway at the heavy mark down price... so get your shopping shoes on and grab the china ladies you've been waiting for at prices you can only dream of. Search March China Dolls in our shop to see what else is on sale in this special one week only mark down, and purchase these one of a kind ladies before someone else sweeps away the china of your dreams!~*-*~
A very sweet china lady circa 1880 with a shy expression, partially exposed ears, unusual hairdo with rolling curls and tiny low bun at the rear. Her rosebud mouth is so demure and her dress is superbly crafted out of a lovely mauve cotton print fabric with lace and navy velvet trim,
She has a wonderful china head with small lips, big blue eyes, petite nose, tapered brows. She is on a wonderful antique cloth body with individually stitched brown leather fingers attached red leather boots, attached blue striped stockings. Her hair molded with full curls all around, partially exposing her ears on the sides and arranged in an interesting pattern at the back of the head gathering into a small bun at the base of the neck.
The wonderful two pie costume represents a lady of the 1880s with a lovely day dress in rose cotton with floral print, partially pleated skirt, with double stitched pleating, blue velvet band at the three quarter length and tied in a bow at the rear, the top with triple tier of ruffled lace on the bodice, lace at the cuffs which have pairs of pointed oval shaped mother-of-pearl buttons and snap closures at the back of the dress. Underneath is a full fitted cotton slip with lace trim, a half slip and a pair of cotton pantaloons (probably original).
Condition: Generally excellent. The head is in wonderful condition. The body may be a replacement antique body of appropriate size. The body has had serious patching of both arms with much wear to the leather hands. One red leather boot is partially worn off while the other one required stitching to prevent splitting. The right lower leg also needed reinforcing stitches. LBK-9-6-16
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