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Attractive 20" ( 51cm ) 1850's era china shoulder head doll with rouged cheeks and rarer brown painted eyes, with lower painted eyelashes, separately molded upper eye lid with black eyeliner below and red highlight line above the lid. She has beautifully detailed black hair with center part, and two short curls framing the forehead with a cluster of curls covering just the top of the years and extending all the way around the back of the head and hanging to just above the neck line in back. The comb marks in the hair are well modeled and the coiffure is three dimensional. She is on an old muslin stuffed body, possibly homemade, with brown leather forearms with hands stitched to resemble fingers. The dress is a well made of three color striped satin in the 1850's style with bow sash at waist with eleven cloth tiny bows sewn down the front of the dress, each with an antique button with amber colored glass sewn on top. A lovely " country lady " with the desirable painted lashes as an added feature. ......................US$ 1,950.

 

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Lovely 1850's china shoulder with serene expressive with hint of a smile and rare brown painted eyes with lower painted lashes. The hand pressed head has an overall light pink tint with evenly colored rouged cheeks, separately molded eyelids with black eyeliner as well as red liner above the upper lid. She has a center part hair style with three dimensional molded tight short curls throughout and well defined comb marks. The head is mounted on an old cloth stuffed body with old white leather arms with separately stitched fingers ( some typical age wear and a few old homemade repairs. The dress is printed cotton with old linen undergarments, white cotton stockings, and French leather shoes impressed " C.M. " on the soles. The head is of superior quality with few if any typical flaws such as pitting, etc...........................................SOLD.
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Lovely and unusual 17" ( 43cm ) glazed porcelain shoulder head doll with late 1840's elaborate coiffure which frames the entire face with a wavy band of tight curls. The hair is tightly parted in the center with tight long braids wrapped entirely around the head culmination in a low tight bun in the low back center just above the neckline.  She represents a very young woman and has lovely blushed cheeks, blue painted eyes with black upper lid eyeliner and red highlight line above that. The lips are tightly pursed with barely the hint of a smile. The body is antique German stuffed white leather with separately stitched fingers and gusset joints at the hips and knees. The costume is pleated light green printed cotton with black cloth buttons down the front and black cloth braid and tiny black glass bead trim. The undergarments are all antique and her shoes are nice white leather side button boots but not as old as the doll. This head is sometimes referred to by collectors as a representation of a young " Queen Victoria " and is a very nice early china doll with well modeled details and almost no color loss to the black painted hair....................................US$ 1,975.

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 1/2" ( 29cm ) papier-mâché shoulder head doll on narrow waist firm leather body with wooden lower arms with " spoon " hands and wooden lower legs with painted blue flat slippers, commonly known as a " milliner's model ". She has blue painted eyes and red mouth with slight smirk, center part hairstyle with nine very long thick shoulder length curls which covers the ears. This early 1850's doll is different in that the face represents an older child or very young teenager rather than the typical slightly more mature lady. The off the shoulder dress is a salmon cotton covered by a fine dotted Swiss lace net. The overall condition is basically good considering age and type with no repainting but some crazing on the shoulder with some old repair to the legs just above the paper bands which most likely have been expertly replaced. US$ 650.

 

 

 

 

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