The elegance of the china doll bears an unmistakable allure. This particular lady stands at a good 20.5” tall, with a finely-molded and painted china shoulder head, with blue painted eyes, all on a cloth and leather detailed body which is very likely original to her. She’s adorned in a beautiful plum and crimson red ball gown, with antique underthings. She’s in fabulous overall condition, so jump at this chance to own an exquisite example of an antique china lady!
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She stands at 20.5” tall, with a china shoulder head, with molded and painted features. She has painted blue eyes, tapered black brows, a closed mouth, and blushed cheeks over an overall pale white complexion. She has molded black hair, with side curls and a middle part. She has an antique cloth body, with leather lower arms with stitched individual fingers, and red leather boot feet, with red stockings.
She wears a deep plum and crimson flower ball dress, with cream lace trim, with long sleeves. This costume is great for presentation! Underneath goes an antique white cotton full slip with full long sleeves, and lace trim, and a pair of lace-trimmed matching pantaloons, in white antique cotton. She wears a black ribbon around the neck, with a gold tone cross She has an antique pin in the bodice of the dress, with the initials M.E. (Mollie Ellison?--why not).
CONDITION: Generally excellent; the china shoulder head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. She has high-quality painting and modeling of features. There is some rubbing to the black painted hair; this is not uncommon for china dolls. She does have an isolated pepper spot to the right far cheek. Otherwise, her china head is exemplary! Her antique body is wonderful, with only minor and typical soil and age wear. The leather hands and feet are good, with only minor weakening at the wrists and ankles. The right cloth shoulder shows signs of having been re-patched for reinforcement; both arms have some weakening at the shoulders due to shifting of the internal horsehair stuffing. The costume is good, with no issues, and only minor and typical wear. Overall, this is a lovely doll!
*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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Precious Antique China Lady on Beautiful Original Body in Crimson Ball Costume 20.5”