Armand Marseille brings you this beautiful and classic example of the 370 child doll. She has a bisque shoulder head, with brown glass sleep eyes, and a kidskin body with bisque lower arms, all adorned in a cute antique costume! She’s a very sweet example, and is bound to please! Snatch her up now.
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She stands at 22” tall, with a bisque shoulderhead, with painted and molded features: brown glass sleep eyes, painted upper and lower lashes, raised feathered brows, and an open mouth with four upper teeth, and a dimpled chin, with blushed features. She has a kidskin body, with gusset and pin joints, and bisque lower arms, with a red chest stamp. She wears a nice original antique mohair wig in a golden blond, with attached pate.
She wears an antique white cotton dress with lace overlay and trim, and subtle pink insertion ribbon, a white cotton antique half slip with button snap closure and tucking, and a pair of pantaloons and matching chemise, She wears cotton cream antique socks, and a pair of vintage leather white boots with button-up fronts, and short heels.
MARKS: 370 AM 2 DEP [back of plate, incised]
CONDITION: Generally excellent. The bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. The back of the plate does have an inherent pink stray mark; these were not uncommon, as a result of some object scratching the bisque while it was still soft, during the firing process The glass eyes sleep well, although the eyes have a very slight misalignment; this can be resolved by stuffing the head with some tissue. The kidskin body is very good, with good structure and overall good stitching and stuffing. There is some minor to moderate wear, such as some discoloration to the kidskin, and some wear to the joints and points of articulation, and some stitch reinforcement to the cloth portion of the legs. Such wear to kidskin bodies is often expected, since it tends to wear a little harder than composition/wood bodies. The costume is generally excellent, with only minor and typical wear; they are especially nice antique pieces! The wig is soft and supple, and good for an antique, original wig. Overall, this is a beautiful 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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