Lovely china shoulder head doll, 14 inches tall with exceptionally sharp modeling and fine, even facial painting.
She has shaded blue eyes, black lash lines, red lid lines, and mouth with the details of the A. W. Fr. Kister Porcelain Factory. The mouth painting is the most distinctive of all styles by this factory. The upper lip has low, far spaced peaks, and the lower lip is much shorter and shaped like a horizontal oval. Her cheeks are evenly blushed. She has four sew holes on her deep shoulder plate. There is absolutely no wear to the face and only one tiny rub to the hair in back.
The cotton, sawdust stuffed body is jointed at hips and shoulders and has the original 1860s china lower limbs. There are no cracks, chips, or hairlines on the limbs and the legs have wonderful bold orange boots with green tassels and the legs have painted green bow garters. I have not undressed the doll because the gown is so pretty and it is stitched on. I have searched the lower half and felt it closely and I do not believe there is any damage and there are no sawdust leaks. The body is clearly original to the doll and there is no evidence of damage other than the usual age darkening of the cloth from the sawdust stuffing.
She is dressed in a vintage butterscotch color taffeta gown netting lace accents, silk ribbons, paper flowers, and iridescent beading. It is nicely made and is stitched on. Underneath she has what appears to be her original antique cotton undergarments including chemise, pants, and slip.
Condition: Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs to the china head or limbs.
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