Die Dame ist angekommen! (The lady has arrived!") If you are looking for a china that no one else has, consider this rare, beautiful, all antique Dame carefully, for she is a remarkable example of one of my favorite molds. One of the most distinguishing characteristics of valued china dolls is their coif and this young lady features all of the qualities that a connoisseur tends to look for in a choice china doll! Viewed from the front, the undulating waves create a lush silhouette finely accented by tiny brushstrokes at the edge of the hairline defining neatly pulled back hair. The side profile features the hint of an earlobe and cascading side waves of long black hair gathered into a double snood at the back with wide criss-cross netting and sectioned off at the lower third of the long hair with a crescent shaped comb. She is cast from the heavier, earlier china clay, and boasts fine painting of her features with delicate blushing of the cheeks. She is mounted on an earlier (circa 1840's) kidskin body with slender torso and straight arms and legs. In 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.
Note: I have included a photo of an actual Victorian woman probably dating a decade or so later than this china doll for costume and hairstyle comparison.
She is wearing a gorgeous black velvet two piece dress with antique lace trim, and a full set of original antique underwear. She also retains her original black silk stockings and her original green leather shoes with forest green silk bows. 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 Dame 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. Very minimal and minor spots of wear on the back of the head and another to the left front of her hair (see all photos). The antique kidskin body earlier, circa 1840 and possibly replaced. There is a kidskin patch to the right hand. 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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