One of the most spectacular china dolls we have ever had the pleasure of offering, this gorgeous slice of history will light up any display she enters. The photographs CANNOT DO THIS DOLL JUSTICE! She is a visual treat for anyone who loves mid 19th century American or German dolls, in their original costumes. Perfect for fall, this belle would be delighted to attend your doll's thanksgiving feast or October hay rides. I have never seen a costume of this couturier quality on a china doll before, and I'm not sure that I'll never see one like her again- she is truly spectacular for display, and her small booboos on the feet are not at all noticeable- but will get you a much better price for an otherwise outrageously singular doll. With her gorgeous straw bonnet, mint head, hands and delicate pink tint, this girl is certainly one of my picks of the year! She is offered with our Couronne d'Argent gifts and guarantees!
~Our beautiful china lady is offered on our 8 month layaway plan. Take your time to pay for her, and she will be in your cabinet before you know it, and you will smile every time you see her. I just do not recall the last time I saw one quite this beautiful! Send us an email or just give us a call at 718.859.0901 to discuss her in greater detail or to hear an in hand description of her condition.~ What's more? She ships for free in the US with shipping credit abroad!
A mint china lady head sits atop her original cloth body with perfect china lady hands and china lower limbs. The body has a fabulous 'wasp waist' that pulls in to create the classic 1860's young lady's silhouette. A beautiful face features large blue eyes, nicely weighted eyebrows, delicate red lips withoutline, blushed cheeks, and beautiful dark covered-wagon classic barrel curl style. She's just delightful!
The outstanding costume she sports just made my jaw drop when I first came upon her! A beautiful 1850's-60's tissue silk with a fine pattern, mutton chop sleeves, fitted waist and nice two piece construction that features lace around the collar. Please note that the silk is healthy but in delicate condition with a couple of splits here and there, nothing that is structurally threatening, however. Underneath she has a full selection of undergarments including a beautiful, extremely decorated embroidered half slip and a fine pair of pantaloons with a chemise top. Completed with a very posh straw poke bonnet with velvet ties and ribbon accents (vintage made.) Overall, she has a legendary presentation!
Condition: Excellent for her age; the quality of the china is truly precious, featuring superb sculpting, fabulous painting and that delicate tint all make her a prime candidate for entrance into competitions, or displays that only acquire museum quality, all original dolls. Her wonderful china head and shoulderplate are in excellent condition, and her hands are mint as well, however, her feet have been repaired. We must remember that for a doll from 1855, that is an outstanding bill of health! Her cloth body in very good shape as her waist was reinforced so that it will never, ever leak, and I know she will be treasured for years and years to come, wherever she goes next.
~Our Three Tiered 'Couronne' 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 it will always be my favorite way to talk about dolls. The royal implication of the word 'couronne' makes 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 to express 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 receipts are also available upon request for any doll at these levels.*
Our Service Guarantee: We promise that you will be happy with your doll, or we will do everything in our power to ensure that you have a positive experience purchasing from us. The item that you buy from us is guaranteed to be in as described condition, carefully wrapped, packed to ensure that you get the doll in the condition that it was in when we took the photographs, and lovingly taken care of until it reaches you. We are aware that we charge a little more than many, why is that? We have taken the time to painstakingly ensure that every detail of your doll is stellar, to research her history, to find out where she came from, and provide as much information as we can about this beautiful piece of history. From shoes to wig, to body, to clothes and accessories, we know that you are investing money in your purchase, and the only investments that hold up over time are ones that are cabinet ready, and visually appealing, especially for those who will consider reselling their treasures at a later date. We are promising you a beautiful doll, a positive experience, a layaway that allows you to get the doll you want, and a 3 day money-back guarantee. If you don't absolutely love your doll, we will take it back and give you a full refund, no questions asked. Because we are that confident in the quality of our beautiful dolls. Feel free to get in contact with our office for further details about our dolls, our service guarantee or our what we have coming up. Need more information on our customer service and product quality? Check out our perfect 5 star rating in the upper right hand corner of our shop banner.