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German Wax Doll with Original Silk Costume

Lot Number: 
2
14" (35 cm). Wax-over-paper mache shoulderhead, grey/blue glass inset eyes, dark eyeliner encircles the eyecut, painted lashes, feathered brows, accented eye corners, closed mouth with downcast pouty lips, blonde mohair wig, straw- filled muslin body with bellows "mama" crier, wax over paper mache lower arms and legs, painted stockings and black heeled shoes. CONDITION: Generally excellent. COMMENTS: Germany, circa 1880. VALUE POINTS: In wonderfully preserved unplayed with condition, the doll has original wig, body, and elegant costume comprising aqua silk dress with bustle and lace trim that matches trim on pantalets, undergarments, silk bonnet, necklace, earrings, and hair ornament.
Realized Price: 
$1,150
Presale Estimate: 
900/1200