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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 and cannot be undressed.
This 18" doll is dressed in an antiqued ecru and blue checked dress with a crochet lace neckline onto which a hand painted and hand molded paper flower embellishes her neckline.. An ecru satin ribbon is tied about her bust Her sculpted hair is painted sable blonde and styled in a roll at the base of her head. Her dangling earrings are made of glass faux pearls. She is painted to give the appearance of wearing gloves on her hands and trimmed with real lace.
In her hands she holds a hand made African violet nosegay and an aged parchment letter with wax seal attached. Her eyes are painted blue and detailed. She wears a removable straw bonnet which features a lace bandeau with gorgeous handmade flower clusters on each side. The bonnet is lined with lace satin ribbon is sewn on for the bonnet tie.
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