This beautiful painted face doll with big almond shaped eyes, large protruding nose and tiny pursed lips with just a touch of pink, is a great example of a folk art naive cloth doll.
Black painted hair is scalloped around her face and touches her cute applied ears. The paint is all original. She has some crazing and loss of paint on her head but it isn't flaking and not very visible from the front. Her forearms and hands are painted the same as her face. One wrist has old cloth tape around it. It feels stable, I don't think it came off but maybe had a crack in it. Her body is all original and stuffed very firmly with cotton. In the picture it looks like one foot is broken at the ankle, but it isn't. The stuffing has settled making a crease. She is a wonderful painted cloth doll with the most enchanting face. She is as found with old clothes that fit nicely but not original. C. 1870-80 22"tall