China dolls occupy a rather unique niche in antique doll collections, with their refined elegance and simplicity, often prized for their earlier period in doll history. This particular china boy stands proud and tall at 25.5” tall, with bright painted and molded features, looking onward with a pair of bright blue eyes. He’s adorned in a festive costume, bound to shine in any cabinet. Do not hesitate to add this delight to your collection -- make him yours!
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He has a white china shoulder head, with painted black hair molded in short curls, painted blue eyes, tapered black brows, and a delicate closed mouth, with selective blushing over his otherwise pale china complexion. He stands at 25.5” tall on an antique cloth body.
He wears an antique white windowpane-pattern cotton shirt, with a large, lace-trimmed Peter Pan collar, and a lace-trimmed ruffle down the front and a blue bow at the collar, with a pair of antique burgundy felt pants, striped with a printed beige and black lace pattern, and deep maroon cuffs and waistband. Underneath, he wears a white knit undershirt, with crocheted scalloping at the collar and sleeves, and a white bow at the front. On his feet are a pair of white knit socks, sewn to his legs, and antique black leather boots.
CONDITION: Excellent! His china head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration, with bright and intricate painting and modeling of features; it does, however, have some pepper spots in several places. His cloth body, a period-appropriate antique replacement, is sturdy, with minor and expected age wear. His costume is good, with no issues; only minor wear. Overall, he’s a fabulous boy!
*Please note that the price shown for this doll was calculated by factoring in the doll’s condition carefully. The doll’s condition is described fully in the "Condition" paragraph above. Any damage or flaws are carefully evaluated as to the manner in which they may reduce the retail value of this item. Unless there is some major issue we overlooked in the condition report, we decline to entertain any proposals for price reductions due to a less than perfect condition report. Most dolls that are over 100 years old will have encountered issues over the years and perfection is rare when it comes to antiques.
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Charming 25.5” China Boy