Look at her all snuggled up! This precious little Motschmann child is a gem of antique doll history, with papier mache head, limbs, and pelvis. Dark irises sit in her glass eyes, with painted and modeled features. We all have a soft spot in our hearts for early dolls, ones that represent a unique era in doll history, and this sweet Motschmann is just one of our favorites. The early methods of papier mache crafting make for truly unique dolls, ones that easily set apart a collection. This little girl stands at 6.25”, fitting nicely into an antique lace-trimmed bunting bag for cozying up during those cold nights. If you are passionate about cabinet-sized beauties, then this little cherub is for you. Do not waste another moment without this cutie in your heart!
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Paper mache socket head on swivel, on paper mache plate. Dark irises on glass eyes, set inside. Painted and molded features. Paper mache arms, pelvis, and lower legs, with connecting antique cloth portions. Stands at 6.25”. Comes within a suitable antique white cotton bunting bag, with white lace trim and pink bows.
CONDITION: Overall, very good. Paper mache tends to have minor signs of aging, such as faint crazing to the head, particularly on the right side of the forehead. Still, this is rather good for paper mache dolls, which are among the more delicate types of antique dolls, especially considering their age. Glass eyes are good. Cloth has age wear and discoloration, which is typical, but doesn’t have any patchwork or damage. The bunting bag is good, without any issues; is overall clean and sturdy. This is a fabulous little angel to have in your collection!
NOTE: The wooden crib shown in some of these photos is NOT included in this listing! Only the doll, and the bunting bag, are being sold in this listing.
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Extremely Rare Early Papier Mache Motschmann Child 6.25” in Bunting c.1865-70