This painted face dolls, one of a kind, with the charm of an 1880's portrait of, a lady waiting to be served a cup of tea. Her face is painted with a skilled hand, her eyes are a shade of green with gray. Her lips are two shades of pink and red and slightly pursed. Perhaps she has been waiting a little bit too long for the tea.
She is made very nicely with a fine linen fabric and firmly stuffed with cotton. She has stitched defined fingers with separate thumbs and her feet have defined toes. A lot of care went into the making of this unusual doll. She is wearing pantaloons, a red and pink antique calico dress, and a straw bonnet. The dress has several holes in the back that have been mended. The clothes feel and look like they have been on her for a long time. She is 21" tall and a one of a kind treasure. Her face has been pushed in a bit probably from being stored with something heavy set on top of her face that flattened her nose. Franky she has plenty of nose sticking out, I can't imagine more would be better!
(Smiling) 21" and Circa 1880