Gorgeous antique Greiner of Greiner type German papier mache and cloth shoulder head doll. The doll features a beautiful face with lovely coloring and a beautiful head of molded blond curls. Her head is in wonderful condition with only minor and typical age related marks and scratches. She has not been retouched or restored in any way.
The doll's antique handmade cloth body is also in wonderful condition. It is still tightly stuffed and there is no wear to be found except for a couple of very tiny little "Flea Bite" marks in the outer cotton on one wrist. She also shows no sign of soiling on the outer body cotton except for on on the arms with more soiling on the lower arms.
The doll's antique clothing looks to have been made just for her. She wears a silk corset with lace detailing along with cotton skirt with a delicate and intricate lace skirt with sewn in hoop. She wears a cotton petticoat and pantaloons underneath also with beautiful lace detailing. She wears hand knit long stockings and red leather shoes (the outer leather on one shoe is torn on one heel), one of which is numbered on the bottom. I did not remove the doll's stockings as they have been sewn onto her. The pantaloons have a long slit on one side (with a bit of the slit torn at the end) and shows the antique body to be in pristine condition with no soiling or wear.
The doll measures 23 1/2" in height. PLEASE NOTE THAT I DO NOT CURRENTLY SHIP TO GERMANY!
Antique German Greiner or Greiner Type Papier Mache Shoulder Head Doll c1860