Lot: 370. German Porcelain Lady Doll by KPM with Early Costume
17" (43 cm.) Thick paste porcelain shoulder head portraying slender-faced lady with elongated throat,brown painted hair in centerpart waved above the ears and smoothly capping the back of her head,painted facial features,kid stitch-jointed body,stitched and separated fingers,wearing early folklore style costume with woolen skirt,silk shawl and apron,unusual heeled wooden shoes with painted detail. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: KPM (inside shoulder plate). Comments: KPM. circa 1840,the actual doll is shown in CieslikÕs German Doll Encyclopedia,page 164. The doll was featured by collector Estrid Faurholt in her 1967 Book of Dolls and Dollhouses wherein she noted "this girl may be in peasant dress,but she is of royal porcelain!". The Faurholt collection was the nucleus of the Legoland Museum.
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