A truly unique doll amongst collectors, the Motschmann is always a treat to see. This particular one has a lovely wax over paper mache construction, with a sweet baby face, and nicely-molded features. The body is a flexible cloth, with composition limbs with jointed wrists and ankles. What makes her even more special, is the unique mechanism for making her eyes sleep: rotate the wire lever on her back, and carefully move it up and down to make her eyes sleep! This characteristic makes her a truly special girl, a gem even among the highly-desired Motschmanns. She stands at 13" tall, and is bound to look fabulous in your display. This one-of-a-kind girl will take your breath away; a really special doll for the collectors of early treasures of doll history.
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Paper mache with wax over-head construction, with carved wood lower arms and hands, and lower legs and feet. Composition molded upper chest and pelvis, with cloth belly and shoulders, and thighs. She stands at 13" tall. Glass eyes with dark irises, connected to a rare sleep-eye mechanism controlled by the wire rod in the back.
She wears an antique pink an white plaid bonnet, and a white cotton antique dress with pink floral print, white cotton antique full slip, with lace trim, and matching antique pantaloons.
CONDITION: Excellent. The wax has held up beautifully over the years, with a luscious color and expert modeling. There are some minor rubs to the extremities, typical of these dolls, and some fine craze lines here and there, but they are overall minor and often expected with these dolls, unlike their bisque counterparts. Wax simply has more difficulty holding up over the years, but this cute girl has managed beautifully. Her composition, wood, and cloth parts are all in good condition, with no major issues. Her sleep eyes mechanism still works well too, just be careful with it! The costume is good with no issues. Overall, a wonderful girl, bound for a new home!
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RARE Motschmann Wax Over Paper Mache Doll 13" with Rare Sleep Eyes Mechanism
$895 $1,295 SALE