German Waxed Paper Mache Doll with Original Costume

Lot Number: 
18" (46 cm.) Solid domed paper mache shoulder head with light wax coating,rounded childlike face,bright blue glass sleep eyes,eyeliner,tiny open mouth with tiny teeth,blonde mohair wig in tight ringlet curls,muslin stitch-jointed body,composition lower arms and legs,painted white stockings with detailed modeling,and blue ankle boots with black tips. Condition: generally excellent,slight fading of facial features,roughness around eye sockets. Comments: Germany,circa 1860. Value Points: most appealing doll with rare style original body,wearing original wonderful costume of black taffeta sleeveless dress with black velvet trim and lace over embroidered white blouse,beautifully hand-edged white muslin apron,fine undergarments.
Presale Estimate: