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German Paper Mache Doll with Extraordinary Multi-Layered Original Costume

Lot Number: 
289
26" (66 cm.) Paper mache shoulder head,brown glass inset eyes,painted features,closed mouth,brunette mohair wig,commercial muslin stitch-jointed body,composition lower arms. Condition: generally excellent. Comments: Germany,circa 1875. Value Points: the serene-faced doll wears an extraordinary original folklore costume of purple and black velvet with elaborately trimmed wide sash,embroidered shawl,heavy wool petticoat with embroidered ribbon trim,embroidered knit stockings,blue velvet shoes,black velvet purse with gold thread embroidery,and black silk coiffe with hip-length lace-edged streamers.
Realized Price: 
$650
Presale Estimate: 
1100/1500