This fabulous, rare German Parian lady has so many qualities that appeal to connoisseurs of early German dolls. It's rare to find one with inset glass eyes and a pert closed mouth like her. And look at that stunning steel blue silk ensemble! Her original underwear also sets her apart from the crowd--she's a sweet fashion statement from the 1860s! And what a totally dainty expression she has. Whenever I am stressed, I seek out my parian ladies to cool me down and calm my spirits because they have the most serene faces of all. These little ladies don't seem to have a care in the world!
A true Victorian lady dating from the mid nineteenth century, she exudes all the charm, style and grace of her period. Her light platinum molded curly hairdo, gloriously frames her pale patrician face. The back of her hair is equally arresting with full and fluffy curls to crown her sweet head. There is also a molded and painted black bow in sharp contrast to her pale locks that stands out boldly against her hair and face but gently ties in with her slate blue gown. The entire treatment of the hair denotes the extreme attention that ladies of this period lavished on their coifs.
But that’s not all that’s special about this young lady! She has a sweet, demure countenance, with large inset cobalt blue glass eyes with delicately painted upper and lower lashes, light brown feathered brows, a fine sculpted nose and a pert rosy closed mouth with a tiny hint of a smile. Her white complexion is enhanced by gently blushed cheeks and she has a smooth neck nicely revealed by her scoop neck gown with lace and marcasite buckled ribbons at the shoulders. Beneath the collar of her gown, her shoulder-plate is smooth and flawless as is her entire bisque head. She comes on an antique home-made body as was typical for many of these parian dolls of the period.
Now to describe her fabulous dress. She wears a wonderful steel blue silk dress in two pieces with a very cinched natural waist, large mutton sleeves, antique lace décolleté, three layers of antique underwear, original antique cotton knit socks and a beautiful pair of reproduction French tan leather lace-up boots with tan silk bows.
~We are offering this beauty on our layaway plan! Take up to five months to pay for her! Just let us know at checkout that you need time to pay, or give us a call at 718.859.0901 to discuss layaway terms. And she ships for free in the US~
Condition: Generally Excellent! Free of hairlines, cracks, or restoration to the head, her antique leather arms are appropriate antique replacements. Overall, she is an amazing doll, free of excuses and ready to stand as the proud Princess of your collection of fashion dolls, chinas, parians or even bisque dolls as this beauty can hold her own in any crowd!
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*My Fair Lady* Antique Glass-Eyed Parian Lady with Platinum Blond Curls, Molded Hair Bow in Original Ensemble! 22"