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German Porcelain Lady Doll with Rare Coiffure

Lot Number: 
282
22" (56 cm.) Porcelain shoulderhead of adult lady with oval shaped face and elongated throat, lightly-tinted complexion, black sculpted hair waved from face with wide wings at each side of face and formed into an up-drawn loop at the back (known as "waterfall coiffure"), deeply set eye sockets, outlined painted blue eyes, red and black upper eyeliner, single-stroke brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with very full lips, muslin stitch-jointed body, porcelain lower limbs, painted orange ankle boots, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent, both legs restored, few paint rubs on hair. Comments: Germany, circa 1860. Value Points: rare coiffure enhanced by deep sculpting, beautifully shaped eyes.
Realized Price: 
$950
Presale Estimate: 
900/1300