These reproductions are inspired by dolls found in European and American households in the early 1800's. Head, hands and feet are constructed of a durable composition clay. the primitive body is made of muslin. The entire doll has been given an antiqued finish. Hands and feet are attached with ecru ribbon, the upper arms are stuffed and attached to the dress separately. All clay parts on the doll are hand sculpted using no molds. Not a toy. This is an art doll cannot be undressed.
This 18" doll is dressed in an antiqued black and ecru striped printed gown with a black satin ribbon tied about her bust. Her hair is painted black and sculpted into a twist braid across her head. Her neckline is edged with Venetian lace featuring a paper rose brooch. Her removable straw bonnet features a gathered lace lining, crochet lace with black ribbon underlay and a cluster of pink paper roses and foliage. It has a black satin ribbon tie. Her hands feature painted gloves with real stiffened braid trim. She wears a dangling pair of faceted black glass bead earrings. Her eyes are blue and detailed.