Czech Porcelain Portrait Doll Known as "Morning Glory Lady" by Lippert & Haas

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28" (71 cm.) Very thick paste porcelain shoulderhead with pink-tinted complexion, cameo-shaped face, very elongated throat and modeled bosom, black painted hair waved away from her face, behind her pierced ears, forming large rolls of curls and a braided coil at the back of head with tendrils of curls onto the neck and decorated at each side with colorful flowers including morning glories, painted blue eyes in sculpted sockets, red and black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, aquiline nose, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, stitch-jointed muslin body with brown leather arms, wearing patterned cotton lawn gown, undergarments and slippers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: S 75 (script block letter on inside shoulderplate). Comments: Lippert & Haas of Schlaggenwald, circa 1850, the doll is believed to be a portrait of the beloved Princess Elisabeth ("Sissi") of Vienna. Value Points: elegant refinement emanates from the presence of the rare porcelain model in beautifully-preserved condition. Ex-collection of Mildred Seeley.
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