Large Continental Carved Wooden Doll with Original Costume

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20" (51 cm.) Sculpted wooden head with elongated oval face and throat,her head turned slightly to the side,sculpted brown hair with deeply-defined flowing curls,small enamel eyes with heavily sculpted eyelids,painted brows,aquiline nose,closed mouth with accent line between the lips,hemp-wrapped wire armature body with carved wooden hands and feet,original silk gown with metallic thread embroideries,elaborate headdress of metallic silver and pearls. Condition: generally excellent,some finger tips broken. Comments: Continental,early 19th century. Value Points: superb sculpting especially of eyes,throat hollow,hair,and beautifully-preserved original painting and costume.
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