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Rare All-Original c.1890-1900 Black Papier Mache Antique Character Doll 14.5"
It is always an improvement upon a doll collection to maintain a certain sense of variety, and if you are looking to move into a different realm of dolls, this black papier mache is a great start. I have quite a few of these black dolls in my own collection, tending to my love for the American Folk-styled dolls. This unique character-face is rather cute, while she's adorned in her all-original costume! She does have damage to the plate, but otherwise she is rather charming and lovely for the collectors of all-originals. Make her your own! She is priced to sell.
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Paper mache painted shoulder head with solid dome top, with affixed original mohair wig. Originally black, it has faded to a shade of green, attesting to her age. Paperweight eyes with black solid irises, with painted features and a molded open/closed mouth with molded teeth, in a smiling expression. Composition painted lower arms, painted, on an original cork body with bisque lower legs. She stands at 14.5" tall.
She's adorned in her all original antique costume: a black and green-patterned cotton dress, with a salmon organdy full slip, and white pantaloons. Her costume is sewn-on.
CONDITION: Front portion of the plate has a chunk broken out. Otherwise, the head has no damage. Nice face and modeling, with good painting. Original wig is affixed and full. Body is good, with arms and legs in good condition. Some flaking to the wrists of the arms. Some weakness to the right cork leg. Costume is good.
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