The American Schoolboy doll is an instant classic, that recognizable face drawing the attention of all doll lovers. This particular boy stands at 20.5” tall, and is adorned in a most unique Holiday Ice Skating costume! Blue wool snuggles him up to keep him warm against the icy breeze, complete with a hood, and, best of all, ice skate boots on his feet to help him glide effortlessly into your heart. He’s in great overall, condition, and is one of our favorite costumed boy dolls so far.
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He stands at 20.5” tall, with a bisque shoulder head, with painted and molded features: blue glass set eyes, painted upper and lower lashes, feathered brown brows, and a closed mouth, all with the most precise deep detailing. He has medium blond hair, with nice detailing, and exposed ears. He stands on an antique cloth horsehair-stuffed body, with composition lower arms and feet.
He wears a unique blue wool skater outfit, with a jacket and matching trousers, and a hood, which attached in the back via snap buttons. The costume is a nice “Jean Weiss Young” piece, and looks great. Underneath goes an antique white cotton full slip, and matching pantaloons, with black antique socks, and little oilcloth cream ice skate boots with lace-up fronts.
MARKS: 30/B 9 [back of plate, incised]
CONDITION: The bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration, with top quality modeling and painting of features. There is a tiny pepper specks just below his right eyelid, and a small mold flaw under the right eye. The cloth body is great, with a nice color, and no patchwork repair; only some minor age wear that is to be expected. The composition arms and legs are good; the hands do have some touchups to the fingers, and some overall scrubbing to the finish. The costume is good, with mostly only some minor and expected wear; some moth damage to the jacket, particularly to the left upper sleeve. The boots are good, with the laces intact; just be careful if undressing him!
Note: The last photo shows our American Schoolboy with his friend, a lovely Bahr & Proschild girl also for sale on our Ruby Lane site.
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American Schoolboy Antique Bisque Boy Doll in Holiday Ice Skating Costume 20.5”