Rare Wax Doll with Swivel Head

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29" (74 cm.) Wax-over-paper mache swivel head on matching shoulder plate,cut pate with wax over- pate,blue glass inset eyes,delicately painted lashes and brows,softly rounded nose,closed mouth,pierced ears,blonde mohair wig,commercial muslin stitch-jointed body with waxed paper mache lower arms,paper mache lower legs with applied striped cotton stockings,very fancy painted heeled shoes with gold decorations. Condition: generally excellent,some fading of lip color. Comments: Germany,circa 1875. Value Points: exceptional doll with very rare swivel head,original body with fancy boots,wonderful antique black velvet and silk dress,velvet toque.
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