202.1 . German Porcelain Lady by Goebel
13" (33 cm.) Each has porcelain shoulderhead, he with grey sculpted hair drawn back into periwig tied with black bow, and she with grey hair captured under a Charlotte cap with intricate porcelain lace ruffle and pink bow, each with painted downcast eyes, artistically-detailed features, closed mouth, cloth body, porcelain lower limbs. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: MDT '54. Comments: portrait dolls of George and Martha Washington by the charter NIADA member, Martha Thompson, 1954, original superb costumes of antique silk, velvet and lace by couturier Martha Yeske who was a close friend of Thompson. The doll was acquired by its present owner nearly 60 years ago from Mrs. Yeske and has remained in her possession until now.