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China Spill Curl Cafe au Lait Hair c1860
Circa 1860 so called "Spill Curl" china lady doll, 20.5 inches tall, with sought after Café au lait hair color.
This doll is currently in Layaway.
Made by the Alt, Beck & Gottschalck Porcelain Factory, the head has gorgeous crispness to her modeling and exceptional coloration and painted facial detailing. Look at the sharp modeling details around her temples, forehead, and the very bottom of her long curls that extend to her shoulders.
Her facial features include shaded blue eyes with right side highlights, black lash lines, red lid lines, accented eye corners and nostrils, and smiling mouth with darker separating line with trademark "v" in the center. Her ears are partially exposed, and she has a molded and painted black head band. Her shoulder plate is very deep and has four sew holes. She has no kiln specks, and extremely minor wear to the back of her hair. She has no chips, cracks or repairs.
The cloth body is a vintage replacement and has gorgeous cream leather arms with individually stitched fingers. The lower legs have wonderful green stockings stitched on with brown hand stitched leather boots stitched on over them. The body is in excellent condition as shown.
Her beautiful gown appears to be made from antique fabrics and trims and is absolutely stunning and appropriate. Underneath she has antique pantaloons, chemise and half slip all lace trimmed.
12th Edition Doll Values page 94 gives a value of $1,000 - $1,100 in this size. Additional value is given for the rare hair color and superior quality and condition.
A gorgeous example of a sought after Spill Curl china lady with a rare hair color, beautifully dressed and ready for display.
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