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22" Smiling Antique C1865 'waterfall' China Head Lady Doll Old Body & Clothes For Sale


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22" Smiling Antique c1865 'Waterfall' CHINA HEAD LADY Doll OLD Body & Clothes Description

The cheerful loving face a little child longs to come home to, this 22" circa-1865 CHINA-HEAD LADY Doll has a subtle pink-tint with rosy cheeks, smiling mouth, and a gentle expression; her glazed porcelain shoulder-head measures 5-1/2" high, 5" across shoulders and 3-1/4" front-to-back with 8" head circumference,with two sew-holes on each side and subtly-molded bosom.

King blue-painted eyes with black & red lid-lines, black brows, red cupid's-bow mouth with white space between the lips, and black-glazed molded hair with brush-strokes around her face into rolled poufs to her'Waterfall' bun wrapped with braids~ (a few small glaze-rubs; 1/2" mold-pull on left where neck meets the shoulder); circa-1865 cloth body is skillfully hand-made, cotton-stuffed with stiff waist old cloth body with shapely feet - there are no patches, no tears and no repairs.

Dressed for morning at home in antique doll clothing, she wears a blue chambray gown with white rickrack & porcelain buttons, over two petticoats - a fancy one with broderie-Anglais hem, the other with stitched scallop hem, chemise and pantalets with hand-stitched scalloped hems; her head is most likely by Kister, she is fresh & clean, from a non-smoking environment.

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