China dolls occupy a rather unique niche in antique doll collections, with their refined elegance and simplicity, often prized for their earlier period in doll history. This particular china boy stands proud and tall at 26” tall, with bright painted and molded features, looking onward with a pair of bright blue eyes. He possess a lovely and rare set of original molded lower china legs, with intricate details and luscious high-heeled boots. He’s adorned in a nice blue velvet costume, bound to shine in any cabinet. He does have some repaired damage to his right china leg, which is why this boy is being offered for such a great price -- were he perfect, boys like he could demand prices beyond $1000! Do not hesitate to add this delight to your collection -- make him yours!
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He stands at 26” tall, with a china shoulder head, with painted and molded features: he features blond molded hair with crisp curls, in a short style, along with painted blue eyes, with tapered brown brows, and a delicate closed mouth, with selective blushing over his otherwise pale china complexion. He stands at 26” tall on his original cloth body, with china lower arms, and rare china feet with molded high-heeled shoes, and detailing.
He wears a blue velvet tunic and pair of trousers, with a red bow pinned to the bodice.
CONDITION: His right lower leg has some reglued restoration; this does seem to often be the case for china-limb dolls, especially the larger ones, as their heavy china legs tend to bang together when moved about, causing damage. Still, it’s the only issue that his china has -- his other leg, his arms, and his china head are all free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration, with bright and intricate painting and modeling of features. His cloth body is fabulous, with near to no age wear; only the most minor and typical wear is seen on this boy! His costume is good, with no issues; only minor wear. Overall, he’s a fabulous boy!
*Please note that the price shown for this doll was calculated by factoring in the doll’s condition carefully. The doll’s condition is described fully in the "Condition" paragraph above. Any damage or flaws are carefully evaluated as to the manner in which they may reduce the retail value of this item. Unless there is some major issue we overlooked in the condition report, we decline to entertain any proposals for price reductions due to a less than perfect condition report. Most dolls that are over 100 years old will have encountered issues over the years and perfection is rare when it comes to antiques.
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Exceptional Antique China Boy with Rare Legs in Blue Velvet Costume 26”