This antique costumed darling is the perfect choice for a beginning wax collector. She presents very well and has charming and untouched facial features. That fabulous original inset human hair wig is styled up in a simple twist that highlights all her best attributes.
She has a poured wax shoulder-head with gorgeous all original painting of features. Beautiful almondine eye-cuts showcase blue glass inset eyes. Sweet rosy closed mouth and pert nose are topped by simple dark blonde brows that perfectly match her hair. The body is a later body made of cloth with wax over papier mache lower arms and hands. The wax lower legs lead down to amazing wax-over papier mache navy colored boots. Her original human hair wig in a simple updo complements the overall look and is set in the wax one strand at a time!
She is costumed in a lovely antique red silk and velvet costume. Some of the stitching had come apart enough to photograph most of her body, but please note she has since been sewn back in. Under her gown she wears a cream cotton half slip with five tucks and a lace accent at the hem. She wears cream cotton pantaloons with tucks and lace accent at the hem as well. To bring the ensemble together, she wears a fabulous brooch.
Marks: (none visible on head) Body: (two circular/oval stamps, see photos)
Condition: Her plate is missing a large section at the front. The body is an antique replacement that originally was on a wax-over paper mache head.
Her arms and legs are in excellent shape. Some loss of paint to face, particularly her right eyebrow. Absolutely NO touch up or restoration. Costume in generally excellent condition but sewn on at the capelet. An all around great buy, especially since her damage does not affect her darling presentation! If perfect, this doll would be priced at $1800, so this is what I call an opportunity doll!
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19” Poured Wax Antique Doll in Antique Velvet and Silk Costume inset hair~