Talk about a rare china doll. This stunning little lady not only has a rare coiled Chignon hairdo, she also has a stunning brown velvet original ensemble with tail frock coat and a full set of original underwear. She comes on her original body with original bisque china limbs with molded and painted boots and cupped hands! Produced in Germany circa 1860-1870, her particularly-mature features give her that elegant, regal look,of a self assured lady with confidence. Her brown velvet suit is elegant, yet reserved, but the flashy metal cased buttons add an element of mystery to her presentation. Looking at the back of her head, one is rewarded with a loosely gathered coiled chignon sitting low and suggesting a more relaxed demeanor to her personality as opposed to her tightly-coifed contemporaries.
If you adore Victorian history, and the lady dolls of that period, then this charmer is just for you!
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China shoulder head, modeled in a unique mature expression, long face modeling. Round painted blue eyes, with tapered black brows, and a closed mouth with selective blushing. She has a loosely pulled back hairstyle with a low coiled chignon at the back and s slight center part at the top. Original china lower arms, with an original factory stuffed cloth body. She stands at 13.5” tall.
She wears a very fine antique dark brown velvet Frock coat style gown with an unusual short brown velvet skirt and a full set of her original antique underwear. Her cream cotton blouse sports three metal cased buttons as decorative elements and she also has a small blue enamel antique bar pin at the collar.
Condition: Generally excellent. The head is perfect and free of major damage, just some typical scuffs to the high points of the chignon. The facial modeling is precise and particular, showcasing a unique china model. The cloth body is in good but the cloth parts of the limbs have had some significant patching (see photos) and the inside fingers of both hands have had minor chipping. This does not show from the outside and is only apparent when running your fingers across her fingers. The costume is good, with only some slight wear here and there. Overall, she is a stunning little treasure to have and to hold! LBK- 2-7-18
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