Very high quality c1860 china shoulder head only, measuring 3-3/4 inches high and in excellent condition.
A great bargain on a perfect early head!!
The hairstyle has a center part with a white center line, and a flat top style with smooth crown and a ridge of curls all around the head, including waves around the forehead and partially exposed ears.
Facial painting includes highly blushed cheeks, heart shaped mouth and shaded blue eyes with black lash lines and red lid lines. The head is attributed to the A. W. Fr. Kister Porcelain Factory.
The shoulder plate measures 3 inches across the shoulders and is 2 inches thick front to back. There are indications for four sew holes but they are not pierced. This would make a doll about 15 to 16 inches tall when on the proper body.
Incised: 3 . on the rear shoulder plate.
Condition: Excellent; no chips, cracks or repairs. There is typical wear to the hair paint as shown. No scratches or paint loss to the facial features.
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