This unusual little lady is certainly unique in her presentation. Her pale bisque face and dreamy expression is accentuated by her dark red velvet dress with black lace, her dark brown hair, and long black veil, and I must say that the entire effect is simply captivating! On a gorgeous cloth body with kidskin arms and perfect bisque lower arms, her sumptuous brown human mohair wig and her singular antique ensemble, she bespeaks old world charm in every detail! Closed-mouth dolls, especially ones with a nice turned-head, are true gems to have in the collection! Please don’t let this beauty be the one you regret you didn’t get!
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She has a turned-head bisque shoulder head with set brown glass eyes, painted upper and lower lashes, feathered brown brows, a closed mouth, and a dimpled chin. She stands at 23” tall on a well-constructed, modern-made cloth body, with kidskin arms and bisque lower arms. She wears a soft brown mohair wig.
She wears a gorgeous floor-length maroon velvet dress, with black lace at the sleeves and collar, and a black velvet sash with two bows at the front. Underneath, she wears a white cotton half slip with lace trim, and a pair of white cotton pantaloons with pink insertion lace at the hems. On her feet are a pair of white knit socks and black oilcloth shoes. On her head, completing the whole ensemble, is a black felt cap with two dark navy blue velvet bows, and a, exquisite floor-length veil of black net.
MARKS: G39 / 11 [incised, bottom of plate]
CONDITION: Excellent. Her bisque head is free of hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. She has wonderful pale bisque, with excellent modeling and painting of her features. There are two or three isolated pepper specks that do not detract. Her body is modern-made, and excellently constructed. Her arms are kidskin, with bisque lower arms. The kidskin has minor and expected age wear, and the ring finger of the right hand has a tiny flake. The costume is good antique condition. Overall, a great doll with original appeal!
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Enchanting 23” Turned-Head Closed-Mouth Doll with Gorgeous Black Veil