Antique Doll French German Wax Mad Alice Human Hair Cloth Body Mona Lisa Smile For Sale
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she has the mona lisa smile! you will probably not find one this lovely for a long time. PLEASE SEE ALL PHOTOS BELOW.
this stunning antique ''mad alice'' doll is circa 1820 or 1830....and gorgeous! incredible face and human hair. approx 23" tall. the very very soft arms and seperated fingers MAY be replacements. i honestly don't know. they do show age and wear...but since this doll is so old, originals may have come off. if they are replacements, they are exceptional and she loves them! shoes are shredded, were pinned in place.
HISTORY: Waxed dolls were made from the 18th century onwards, but the earliest dolls a collector is likely to come across are the 'slit heads', which were made in the 1820s. These dolls, with their alert, smiling, primitive faces, surrounded by bobbing ringlets, are described as 'Mad Alices'! The hair is set into a slit on the top of the head, making a centre parting, and roughly glued to an unwaxed papier mache area of the head. Usually the eyes are fixed and of the black pupil less type.
Most early waxed dolls are crazed , AS IS THIS DOLL. ... with hairline cracks, as the heads were made of papier mache or composition (a mixture of sawdust, glue and anything else available), the mixture pressed into a two part mould, and when complete, gessoed or painted with a base coat, and then the features were painted on fairly simply, no fine details such as eyelashes ,and then the head dipped in hot wax two or three times until well covered. This wax coating expanded and contracted at a different rate to the composition base and is very rarely found in perfect order.
These heads were sold on cloth bodies, mostly the one piece cotton bodies with long legs and turned in feet. The lower arms were made of leather, and sewn to represent gloves, with fingers and inset thumb. Sometimes four fingers are present, sometimes only three or less. THIS ONE HAS ALL FIVE PRESENT!
CLOTHING APPEARS HAND SEWN AND SHOWS MUCH WEAR, but is still wearable and lovely. I WAS ABLE TO REMOVE IT ALL TO SHOW YOU photos, and most of it was ''pinned'' in place.
i will send her with everything, but it is all removed, so watch for the loose pins. the cotton for her chest and bust area is very old and firmly in place. she started to leak from one of the pin holes, so i covered it with tape for her trip home to you.
she has expected wear and tear (tare), and has NOT been handled, cleaned or fooled with in any way by me....and looks like she was not played it in forever a long time of years.
her smile is beautiful, as is she. her hair is wonderful and soft, and you can see the black under the hair. i assume she is wax over mache, but am not sure.
i need to disclose: SOLD AS IS. as is fix repair in my listings now. my eyes are poor and they seem to get worse every day. i take a lot of photos for you and try to post large pictures for you to see details that i may miss with my poor sight. everything sold as is, no refunds... no returns. you are always free to ask me anything, i reply fast and honestly.
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Antique Doll French German Wax Mad Alice Human Hair Cloth Body Mona Lisa Smile: $1,300