The china doll represents a very special category of doll collecting; their refined faces, often stylized to resemble those of a young lady, makes them very distinct from the later child dolls of the German and French manufacturers. Simple yet elegant painting and modeling defines a certain age and historic period to these beauties, leaving their uniqueness often up to their style of hairdo and costume rather than their individual faces. This particular china lady stands at 15.5” tall, with a nicely-modeled china doll face, molded and painted hair with desirable exposed ears, painted blue eyes, and china hands and feet with molded and painted boots. She is adorned in a lovely printed cotton dress. She will make a fabulous addition to any collection for sure...
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She has a china shoulderhead, with black painted and molded curly hair, with exposed ears, painted blue eyes, black tapered brows, and a closed mouth with subtle blushing of the cheeks on a white face. She stands at 15.5” tall, on a vintage cloth body, with china lower arms and feet, with heeled black painted boots with a blue lace ribbon painted on the stockings. Her black hair is molded in a short, curly style.
She wears a vintage printed cotton dress in a beige and brown floral print, with white lace overlay on the collar, cuffs, and above the hem of the skirt. Underneath, she wears an antique white cotton half slip, chemise, and pantaloons, all with lace trim.
CONDITION: Generally excellent; the china head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration, with nice modeling and painting of features. She does have a few pepper spots to the plate in particular, and a few sparse ones on the face; these are inherent to the firing process, and are not uncommon in china dolls. There are a few sparse rub spots in the black hair; these, too, are a rather common sight for china dolls. The cloth body is a vintage replacement. The china arms and feet are antique, and presumably original to the head; they have some inherent marks, and the painted boots have some rubs at the soles. The costume is in great condition, with minor and expected age wear. Overall, while this beauty has a few minor issues, she presents very well. Such a demure young lady!
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Darling 15.5” China Shoulder Head in Floral Dress