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This is a nice antique 15” tall, straw filled cloth body for a papier mache’, composition or wax over compo doll head of approximately 4” tall top of head to bottom of shoulder plate. Head should be about 8” in circumference and have a 3 ½” wide shoulder plate. I’m guessing this would be the correct size as I have a china head doll that has a body the same as this one with the head measurements as noted above.
This is a lady style cloth body with a narrow 7" waist It has darkened with age and has many pin pricks and soil spots, but has NO odors. The arms and legs are stitched to the body at shoulders and hips. At the top shoulder opening I inserted a piece of antique fabric and stitched it closed to prevent leakage of the filling.
Body has molded compo lower legs and painted white stockings with a red stripe. The white paint has crackling from age. The molded boots are painted orange and have been mostly repainted. They have a pointed front with a black line around top of the boots and a molded, painted black tassel. Boots have a narrow foot with heels.
Arms are composition or possibly wood, I can’t tell for sure. They start above the elbow and have cupped hands with nicely defined fingers and separate thumbs. Underside of finger tips and thumb on left hand have chips. The arms have most of the original flesh paint intact with wear and scrapes as expected on a body this old. Circa late 1800s.
Measurements: -15” tall
-3 ½” shoulder seam to shoulder seam
-5” long arms from shoulder seam to wrist
-7” around the waist
-9” from waist down to the top of the boots.
-A 12” dress to top of boots or 14” dress to floor would both fit nicely.
Thanks for your interest.