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Pink Tint Brown-eyed Early China Shoulder Head Doll

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2345
Lot:
689
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Pink Tint Brown-eyed Early China Shoulder Head Doll, Germany, c. 1840s, brown painted eyes with white highlights, molded lids, red line above, serene expression, gently smiling mouth with fine white space between lips, pink overall coloring with even rosy cheeks, center-part black hair with nine vertical curls around head, deep sloping shoulders, three sew holes, almost no sign of wear, original stitched cloth body, fine white kid arms with separated fingers (replacements, the originals are disassembled but remain with the doll), dressed of fine old cream-colored silk satin in the 1950s by owner Mildred Pierce in a finely constructed replica of her grandmother's wedding dress with flounced hemline and boned bodice, delicate pink floral embroidered trim, with lace-trimmed velvet cape, pearl necklace, and satin shoes matching the gown, ht. 18 in.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

Keywords

China, Doll, Germany, Mildred Pierce