The Contessa has arrived! If you are looking for a china that no one else has, consider this rare, beautiful, all antique beauty carefully, for she is a remarkable example of one of my favorite molds. Closely resembling the renowned "Morning Glory" lady, this china doll features all of the qualities of the morning glory, but without the molded flowers in her hair. She has the same fancy upswept hairdo with fine brushstrokes around the face, wings on the sides and a long waterfall bun at the back of the head, she features the heavier earlier china clay with a slight pink tint, fine painting of her features and delicate blushing of the cheeks. In very fine condition, this gorgeous lady with her watery blue eyes and demure expression will be a stellar addition to any collection of china ladies, large or small.
She is wearing a lovely polished cotton steel blue and white floral design two piece dress with crocheted lace trim, self ruffled hem and a full set of antique underwear. On her dress is a faux moonstone antique gold-tone brooch. She also retains her original socks and wears antique black oilcloth lace-up boots with heels. Her antique body is made of stuffed cloth with white china arms. She will likely steal the spotlight among even the toughest competition and stand out in any cabinet (especially for those of you who enter dolls in UFDC competitions or local doll club events!) I am offering this regal lady at an extremely affordable price for what she is, even though she is in such pristine shape, so put her in your cart and get her home before one of her many other admirers decides that they simply cannot be without her!
~This exquisite Contessa is available on our layaway plan! Just give us a call at 718.859.0901 to hear an in hand description of her fabulous condition, or to discuss layaway options!~ What's more? She ships for free in the US with shipping credit abroad.
Condition: Excellent. She is in beautiful condition, free of any hairlines, cracks, chips or restoration. Beautiful painting of features, excellent rendering of her coral lips and particularly exquisite large blue eyes. Some high spots of wear on the back of the head have been touched up with indelible marker. The antique cloth body is slightly crude with possibly replaced china arms. In this gown, with such wonderful attributes and painting, she is just perfection! I am sure she will be off to her new home soon.
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25" Rare Regal China Lady Doll with Fancy Upswept Hairdo circa 1850