Early rare German fashion doll made ca. 1850-1870. No marks. The maker is unknown. Wax over papier-mache or composition head with shoulder plate. The doll stands ca. 19.6" (50 cm) tall. Deep blue glass sleep eyes with fully operational eye mechanism, original lid paint. Although some of the facial wax has been worn off over the past century, she is still lovely. Wax is showing some craquelure. But she is in good condition for her age. Her original mohair wig is affixed to the head.
Leather body. Her wood and composition arms and hands are covered with wax. This elegant lady wears antique clothing. Cotton underclothes, a corset, a chemisette, a pair of antique pantaloons, a dark blue woolen costume, a matching jacket and a skirt with a bustle Cul-de-Paris, a beautiful straw hat decorated with flowers and original leather shoes.
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Price: 640$ Item ID: 5767.