The epitome of antique china dolls is well exhibited in this exquisite lady, standing at 21.5” tall, in her all-original glory. She bears a classic china shoulder head, with a faint pink tint, a desirable feature of china ladies, on an original cloth body, with unique facial features. She is adorned in her all-original costume, with a pale cream shirt, bow tie, and black silk skirt, and layers of cotton underthings. Little leather shoes adorn her feet, completing her all-original costume. She is in wonderful condition overall, and would make an outstanding addition to any collection! Read on to see more details about this beautiful china lady.
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She stands at 21.5” tall, with a china shoulder head, with painted and molded features: blue painted eyes, black tapered brows, a close mouth with blushed lip detail, and black hair in a middle-part style with side curls. The china has a desirable and rare pink tint. She is on her original antique cloth body, with individual fingers.
She wears an all-original antique costume: a cream silk shirt with long sleeves, and dark bow tie; a black silk skirt, with two antique white cotton half slips underneath, a white cotton antique chemise, and matching antique pantaloons. She does also come with her original black silk jacket, matching the skirt, although it is missing its buttons, and bears the most extreme wear and melting of the silk; we have included the jacket with her simply for consistency and preservation of her original costume, but the jacket is not in real usable condition. Simple brown antique socks and her original antique red leather shoes clad her feet. Remember, this costume is all original and antique!
CONDITION: The china head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration, bearing top-quality modeling and painting of features. There are a few pepper spots on her face, inherent to the firing process, mostly around the nose. The cloth body is good, with sturdy construction and good stitching, with only some typical age wear and discoloration. Some minor wear to the thumbs and fingers of the left hand. The costume has held up mostly well, especially the cotton underthings; the shirt and the skirt, as they are made of a silk, are a little more delicate, and do have some wear; the shirt has a slightly-torn portion in the back, while the skirt has a repaired patch at the front, and is in rather frail condition, in the early stages of melting. The shoes are excellent, and have held up well over the years; just the shoes can demand prices of up to $400! Overall, she has held up rather well, considering her age and the nature of her costume.
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All-Original RARE Antique China Lady with Original Antique Costume 21.5”