Here is a 17" china shoulder head with blond center parted hair held back under a black snood trimmed on top with pink ribbon band and pink tassels on the sides.. The doll has corn flower blue eyes with up ward placed round black pupils, black liner and white eye dots.. There are red lid lines, eye dots, nose dashes and bowed mouth with extended corners and space between the lips. She has a plump face with blushed apple cheeks and short thick neck. Head and plate are 4.5" tall and 3 & 7/8" shoulder to shoulder. China is a thick creamy white with pits and tiny black pepper on front & back plate. I see none on the head. There is a 1.25" hairline on the front right plate at the arm hole curving up toward the shoulder. It forms a small V at the plate edge.
Head is on a commercial linen body with side stitched torso, , small waist, large buttocks with gusset in back for shape and to allow her to sit.. The body is hard stuffed with horse hair.. Upper arms are linen with brown leather lower arms and crude hands. The right arm was reinforced and repaired long ago. It is sturdy. Upper legs are line and match the torso. They were stitched in place. and allow sitting. Lower are made of printed linen with cranberry linen garter bands below the knees. Legs end in low leather boots.with heels. The right one retains the original corded band and tassel. The left one retains the tassel. There is a small split in the foot that shoes horse hair and wear on the toe. The doll wears a roller printed dark brown on tan hand stitched dress.The dress is bound at the neck, bodice, arm holes, skirt and waist with tan linen . The same linen is used to edge the sleeves and wrist bands.. The dress is simple put has a lot of hand work. . It opens down the back and has snap closures. . Her ivory linen petticoat has a 2" band of antique lace with a tuck above it. It closes in back with a hook and thread loop. Pantaloons are long with narrow legs, and 5 tucks and eyelet at the bottom. They fasten with cord ties. She is a desirable 1860's German china doll with original dress and body with great patterned lower legs. Her price reflects her hairline.
17 Inch 1860 Blond China Snood Original Linen Body Printed Lower Legs with Leather Boots Antique Clothing