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 blue glass eyes and a pert closed mouth like hers. Her fancy molded hairdo, her exposed ears with original paste diamond earrings, her molded white blouse, over which is found her original chain necklace with a fancy pendant affixed to the bodice with wires through a hole in the breastplate; all these features contribute to her rarity and appeal for the connoisseur collector of today. And look at that stunning steel blue and pale pink silk dress! 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 a thick braid encircling the back and front, a cascade of waterfall sausage curls at the center back with a cute flower formation of curls at the front top. Who was her hair-stylist? I'd love to know! This lady exudes "class" from every pore of her body! 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 tapered 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. Beneath the collar of her gown, her shoulder-plate carved to reveal a sculpted lacy white blouse and "of course" that crowning jewel necklace with a blue glass stone set in faux silver . She comes on an antique cloth body as was typical for many of these parian dolls of the period. The arms are leather and the fingers show signs of wear and repair. (see all photos)
Now to describe her fabulous dress. She wears a wonderful steel blue and pale pink silk dress with a high waist, short full sleeves with lace trim added later and not perfectly matched. She wears cream cotton knit socks and antique blue cloth German shoes.
~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: Excellent! Free of hairlines, cracks, or restoration to the head. There are typical rubs to the high points on the molded hair. There is wear and fading to the dress and some minor staining. (see photos) and some water stains to the cloth body. The leather hands also show some wear and minor repairs. Overall, she is an amazing doll, 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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Rare 25" Antique Glass-Eyed Parian Lady w/Elaborate Blond Curls, Molded Blouse in Antique Dress & Rare Inset Necklace