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23"  painted face doll with big blue eyes 1880

23" painted face doll with big blue eyes 1880


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This doll again is out of a large collection that I just bought. She just as she came out of the house. She is 23" tall, big blue eyes. shaped face so her nose protrudes a little and one line that turns down a little for the mouth. Her face shows age and craqueleur paint surface but it feels stable and is not flaking. Around her chin, in the photos, it looks like some over painting but I have used a black light and it doesn't show any other paint. It could be a child tried feeding her and then the chin got washed. I don't really know but the surface all over her face seems right and the same patina when I look at it closely. She is stuffed fairly firmly cotton, has attached arms and legs that are jointed so she sits easily. The back of her head is ribbed stockinette with paint over it and it makes it look like hair. I have never seen this technique before, it is really effective. She is a lovely early painted face doll. 23" tall and C. 1880
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