This is a 19" tall china head doll marked on the back of the shoulder plate with the patent date Dec. 7/80 for 1880 and size number 6. This model of china head doll was marketed by Bawo & Dotter during the late 1800s and into the early 1900s. This particular doll came to me 'all original', but her body fabric was unfortunately to age rotted to be restored - see last photo. So I used the original body as a pattern to replicate a new body covering, including the corset pattern that was printed on her original body. I also repaired her right broken leg. So now she is whole again and has a sturdy newly recovered body, re-stuffed with the original sawdust filling and redressed in antique clothing. Her antique clothing consists of pantaloons, petticoat, chemise and and especially lovely cotton print dress with white cotton pleated bodice with lace trim around the neck.
Condition: Body cover has been renewed. Right leg is repaired. Her left hand has chips to the fingertips. No damage to the shoulder head. Her original body covering is included with her, pinned under her dress in a baggie.
This doll is a larger than usual example of this model and she has exceptionally fancy china lower legs. With a recovered body she is ready to last another 100 years.
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