16" Old Vintage Antique Celluloid Cloth French Providence Regional Costume Doll
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16" Old Vintage Antique Celluloid Cloth French Providence Regional Costume Doll:
I am pleased to offer you this beautiful old antique French doll in regional costume. Incised on the back of her shoulder plate is "FRANCE H 12".I did not remove her clothing but slipped down the upper back portion of her dress for the photo of the marking.The doll is about 16" tall being a celluloid papier-mâché shoulder head all intact with no cracks, celluloid plastic hands with all fingers intact, on hard cloth body being clip jointed at the hips and shoulders. Reference tells me the Early dolls had a celluloid head and limbs or partial limbs with a cloth stuffed body, such as this doll. It also tells me about 1908 the material improved and the dolls were then made entirely of celluloid. She has original set brunette mohair wig, pretty painted face with oil painted brown eyes, painted upper lashes, brown brows there are red accent dots in the corner of her eyes and nostrils. She has closed mouth and rosy blush on her cheeks. Some wear throughout for being 100 or so years old, she is not perfect. The costume is gorgeous, very elaborate with exquisite fabrics, again with wear throughout. Wears a wonderful pink apron,headdress of her region, cross around her neck, stockings, and undies. Her silk slip is torn beyond repair and needs replaced, she needs a pair of shoes. Thisold French doll is a beautyanda Treasure for a collection or display! With or without restorations, up to you.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 AS IS CONDITIONshown with sale.I do combineshipping and will be posting dolls all week. Shipping cost in the US would be$8.00 to $10.00 pending your location in the US, outside the USfirst classmailinternational with lots of wrap to protect the doll would be$24.50.Please note that Import duties, outside US taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. Thesecharges are the buyers responsibility. Thank you and Good Luck!