Antique Bisque Kewpie Doll W Old Trunk Dresses Provenance A Special Rare Find For Sale
Antique Bisque Kewpie Doll w Old Trunk Dresses Provenance A Special Rare Find!
Oh.... if only they could talk??!!! Let me start by saying I acquired this little cutie at an estate sale of a lady here in NE Ohio. Her name was Vera Kohnt. It appears that she was originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and as a little girl received certificates of perfect attendance in 1926-27 and 28. I found the certificates awarded to her in the bottom of this little trunk that held one of her greatest treasures, this little doll. Maybe the doll and trunk was a gift for her perfect attendance? For some reason they were packed away carefully together.Now you can say well a French Mignonette she is not but to this little girl I can tell she was very special. I say this because after examining the contents of this little trunk the doll and clothes were much played with and the clothes were hand made for this little doll with great care. It looks to me from the stitches and the materials used that this little girl may have made them herself!! They are not tailored for sure and they have such a look that started my mind wondering back well over 80 years to imagine this little girl loving this doll so much that she worked hard and learned to fashion the clothing for her with her mommies help I am sure. The stitches are placed carefully but with the skill of a child it would seem. Oh maybe my imagination is running wild and I am by admission a sentimental fool, but if you could see them in person and examine them you would see what I mean. But anyway, for sure this doll, trunk, clothing and the letters are very old, fragile and ever so sweet. The trunk is primitive, rustic and was her special place to keep her little girl safe. I found a very old label on its side that says "Tour to Candyland First Class" then a few spaces for her name and then "wanted on voyage" The trunk is played with so much that the leather handles are long worn away but it still latches. The cute little bisque doll is only marked with a number 0 on her back and legs. She has the sweetest kewpie like face with the little watermelon smile and googly side glancing eyes. What is amazing is she is free from damage. No chips or cracks just a mold imperfection on the back of her neck where the bisque had separated and it was fired that way. When I found her she needed restrung so my husband did a wonderful job and she is fully posable again.Look at the original leather tied on shoes, wow I never seen any like those before!I put on her best dress for you all to see with the matching hat. Made from black silk and antique netting. She is holding a sweet little purse also made to scale for her from antique glass beads. I could not resist adding the little vintage flower for her "coming out" party. lolThe other dresses are just as cute esp the special party dress made of ivory silk with pink ribbons and bows. All of these clothes are fragile and are not perfect by no means but it amazes me that they were made just to fit her and being as small as she is that surely is not an easy task. You will receive all 6 dresses and the hat along with the trunk and provenance. Doll is probably German made. She stands 5 1/2" tall. The trunk is 10" long and 6" tall. Thank you for listening to my story and I hope to find her a new forever home with someone who loves her as much as Vera did. We have other antique dolls and other treasures listed this week so please take a look. We love to combine shipping.* Shipping Insurance IS INCLUDED IN S&H*Ok, that was the item description: now here is the "BUSINESS" STUFF:Seller le*attique does not warrant any item for suitability for any particular purpose.We don't like to be pushy in any way, but the traditional payment interval for items on has always been three days, and we expect buyers will honor that traditional interval. 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