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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$ 1,750.

 

 

 

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Seldom found 20' ( 51cm ) German parian fashion lady with rare swivel neck on separate shoulder plate, on old muslin stuffed body with elegant long parian arms with delineated fingers and separately molded thumbs, as well as realistically modeled parian legs with long white stockings and flat soled painted ankle length boots with pink luster laces. Additional unusual rare features include pierced earlobes, blue glass inset eyes, and a separately molded and applied cluster of tightly formed vertical " sausage " type curls in back. The detail of the comb marks in the cafe-au-lait painted hair is superb, as is the quality of the overall head in general. She is wonderfully dressed in an antique off -white silk and fine lace dress with narrow waist, tied with a sash with pink, green and cream silk bows in back, as well as a padded bust. The overall quality and detail of this doll is unequaled and is one of the finest we have seen of this rare and coveted model...............................US$ 3,250.
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Charming 22" ( 54cm ) French-type papier-mâché shoulder head with dark pupiless glass eyes, closed mouth, and original human hair wig over painted black pate. There appears to be no repainting and the patina is original with still a slight sheen. She is on an antique stuffed muslin body with sewn joints at the shoulders, hips, and knees, and brown leather forearms with individually stitched fingers ( some typical old repairs ). The underwear and lovely black leather fashion boots are antique and she sports an interesting two piece floor length dress of shiny printed satin with dark brown silk pinked trim and a brown wool cap with velvet edging and embroidered rosettes. The nice thing about this doll is it can " sit " whereas most of the French-type mâchés are on the stiff leather bodies. .....................................................................................US$ 1,450.
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Charming 1850's " country girl " pink luster china head with deeply modeled hair with distinct comb marks having a center part with hair drawn back covering most of the ears and forming thirteen shoulder length vertical sausage curls in back. She has the rarer painted brown eyes with the even rare and more desirable lower painted eyelashes. In addition are outlined red nostrils , distinctly modeled eyelids with black eyeliner over the upper lid with an additional red line above that. The body is antique muslin with joints at the hips and knees, blue lower leg covering to simulate stockings , and attached black oilcloth boots with tassels. The arms are brown leather with individually stitched fingers. She is costumed in a faded red and white antique cotton striped dress and an antique dotted Swiss apron and antique cotton undergarments. There is some minor normal paint wear on the hair with some roughness at back edge of shoulder and a slight factory glazed over flake at left front shoulder edge and a black kiln dust spot on left upper eyelid but no actual damage other than these manufacturers flaws. A lovely example and moderately priced at..........US$ 1,650.  

 

 

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Wonderful 26" ( 66cm ) American papier-mâché shoulder head doll with all molded and painted features bearing original paper label on back of shoulder reading " Greiner's PATENT HEADS March 30th, '58 ", having blue painted eyes, a rarer short hair style pulled back exposing the ears with center part and short curls framing the face, with deep comb marks and wispy single stroke painted curls accenting the molded ones. She is on the original stuffed muslin body with seam sewn joints at elbows, shoulders, hips, and knees, pale brown leather forearms with individually stitched fingers, covered by black knit " gloves, and wearing all original period clothing consisting of a marvelous late 1850's dress of printed cotton and black braid trim ( some understandable age wear ), antique cotton and linen underclothing,  black socks and black canvass shoes, as well as a black stone necklace and brooch. The paint is overall very good with only some typical discoloration and minor distress consistent with her age of 150+ years, and no sign of repair or repainting. A beautiful all original doll beautifully portraying the style of pre- civil was America!...........US$ 975.

 

 

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