When it comes to antique china ladies, the presentation of the costume is so very important. Unlike bisque-headed dolls, china ladies have a tendency to have similar modeling between dolls, and what really makes each lady special is how she presents in her full costume and accessories. This is why this particular china lady really shines: she is adorned in a rich, royal blue antique gown (which we suspect to be original to her, due to how well it fits), decorated with well-placed stitch lines and beadwork. The bodice hugs her form snugly, giving her an elegant and youthful silhouette that simply can't be beat, while a beaded purse hangs by her side, where she no doubt stores her personal accoutrements. Standing at 18" tall, with a nicely-modeled face and features, this antique china lady is bound to present like none other when set within the collection cabinet! Make this beauty your own, and explore the wonderful world of china dolls!
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China shoulder head, with painted and molded features. Blue painted eyes, tapered black brows, and a closed mouth with blushed cheeks and nicely-reddened lips. She has particularly-deep and well-painted features, a truly unique lady. Black molded hair in curls that frame the face. She is on her antique cloth body, with china lower arms and feet with molded high heeled brown shoes, standing at 18" tall.
She wears an antique royal blue gown, with a fitted waist and decorative black piping, stitch lines, and beadwork. She accessories with a matching purse at the hip, while underneath she wears an antique white cotton slip and matching pantaloons. It's important to note that she is sewn into this costume. We have inspected the body as best as we can, and there are no issues.
CONDITION: Excellent! Her china head is free of any other damage such as hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. Modeling and painting is crisp and vibrant, offering a unique china lady face is set apart from the rest. She does have a tiny mold flaw to the forehead, where the china has bubbled from its manufacture in the factory. Not very noticeable. Her cloth body appears to be in good overall condition, with only some minor age wear. The china limbs are good without any damage or issues; the paint on the lower legs has held up beautifully over the years, and present well. The china arms are newer replacements, but fit her well. The costume is 100% antique, and we suspect it to be original to her; the costume has held up beautifully. Overall, a great doll!
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