Original antique parian bisque shoulder head doll. Original cloth body, sawdust stuffed. Iridescent silk taffeta gown and bonnet.
Presented here is a beautiful antique civil war era parian doll. This is a German shoulder head with molded flat top hair.
She has her original cloth body with sawdust stuffing, bisque lower arms and legs. The shoulder-head is marked on the back with an incised "4" and both legs are marked with the same "4". The doll is 16 tall, she has painted blue eyes, single stroke brows, nice coloring, closed coral mouth. There are a few tiny dust specks in the bisque, typical of the old dolls, this is from dust at the factory when they were made. The doll is in excellent antique condition, no chips, no cracks, some repairs of old fabric on the body.She is wearing fabulous original antique clothes. Her gown is two pieces made of iridescent silk taffeta in a burgundy red (iridescent green), it is all hand sewn. The skirt is full cut with goes to a sweeping hemline and train in the back. It has a hand done ruffle around the hem. The bodice is fabulous with leg-of-mutton sleeves and black beading around the neck line.
She has a matching bonnet, the tie or strap goes around the neck to form a choker. It is lined in black lace and has petite velvet flowers on the sides and chin strap.
Underneath she wears antique cotton bloomers with lace trim. The legs have molded painted high top boots and painted pink bows tied below the knee. The clothing is all in excellent antique condition, normal aging. It is a stunning gown! The written description is based on my opinion and observation of the item.
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I try to note any obvious damage or flaws but there may be flaws or damage not noticed on initial inspection. I do not take anything apart or check every hidden fold. The item "ANTIQUE German bisque PARIAN head DOLL Flat TOP civil war era ORIGINAL clothes" is in sale since Friday, June 23, 2017.This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German". The seller is "reflectionsdru" and is located in Virginia City, Nevada. This item can be shipped worldwide.