German Paper Mache Lady with Elaborate Coiffure

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9" (23 cm.) Paper mache shoulder head with oval-shaped face,elongated throat,black sculpted hair in center-part drawn around the sides of her face and captured in an elaborately draped braided chignon,painted blue downcast eyes,single stroke brows,black upper eyeliner,closed mouth,slender kid body,wooden lower limbs,painted grey boots. Condition: generally excellent,original painted with some typical rubs on face. Comments: Germany,circa 1850. Value Points: rare coiffure,the lady wears her original costume comprising muslin gown with dainty self-piping,homespun undergarments with stitch-shaped diamond point edging.
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