This is a nice antique doll with what I think is a wax over fabric face. She is beautifully made, has a very heavy and I do mean heavy, curvy body and jointed shoulders, hips and knees. But her face is what is so intriguing, it appears that she has poured wax over fabric and the her features were first cut into the wax and then painted. She has a little bit of red still left on her lips and a hint of pink on her cheeks. Her face is very stable, no flaking or lifting. I think the dark outlines of her features are ink drawn. She has painted on brown hair. Her hands are painted fabric with thumbs and stitched defined fingers. Her brown calico dress is sewn on and is quite old but not as old as she is. It is hand sewn and has been adjusted to fit her so it isn't original but was made with care.
She is a wonderful very early mystery doll with great unusual appearance. I don't believer you will find another like her. 17" and Circa 1870-80