14" Old Antique German Papier-mache Shoulder Head Cloth French Fashion Type Doll
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14" Old Antique German Papier-mache Shoulder Head Cloth French Fashion Type Doll:
I am pleased to offer you this lovelyold papier-mâché shoulder head "French Fashion"type doll. I do not knowher past history, or maker but will try to describe her the best I can.Reference shows similar dolls made in the mid to late 1800s by various German Firms. Measures 14" tall being a papier-mâché shoulder head, hands with all fingers intact, legs from knee down with cloth straw stuffed body, there is a non-working crier in the front. Some wear, scuffs on the body but "amazing" how well kept it is. Lovely face with open and closebrown/black glass eyes that work fine, no pupil. Painted light brows and closed mouth with darker accent through the lips. I removed the "plaster" type pate from her head and do not see any cracks inside. There is a line crack on the back of this shoulder plate but it is all intact. I can't be certain but this doll head may have been a "wax" over, or wax was used to seal the pate on the head. I have stuffed her head with tissue to protect her eyes in shipping. Her human hair blonde wig slips over the pate, there is a stick pinthat goes into the upper forehead to secure the wig. Her hand made outfit is beautiful with green pattern and lace trim, there are tiny buttons down the front of this two piece outfit with a clasp at the waist. It is in nice shape, there is an antique slip and one piece undies. She wears stockings on her feet but no shoes.This early doll would be a "Treasure" for a collection or display! So rare to find these dolls in this condition. I have taken plenty of photos. Please look at my photos they will serve as part of this description. If you would like further photos or have questions please email me. Offering to you "as is" condition shownwith sale.I do combine shipping and have many other dolls posted. Shipping costin the US would be $8.00 to $12.00 pending your location, outside the US first class mail international would be $20.00 and UP. I use plenty of bubble wrap and package well. Please note that Import duties, outside US taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyers responsibility. Thank you and Good Luck!