#107 WaxoverPaper Very old wax over Paper Mache 24”inch doll with pull wire
Another doll I am selling for a friend. This doll is very old and has sat in storage for a very long time.
Her body is not all original, I believe the torso is original, but I am certain her legs and arms have been replaced long ago with handmade ones. The body is cotton muslin stuffed with sawdust, but it is not leaking sawdust. The muslin is stained from age and there is machine stiching and lots of hand sewing seen throughout the body. One of the legs wants to face backwards when she stands, due to the legs being hand sewn on.
Her head is about 9” circumference and has a brown human hair wig on it, it looks original to her, her hair is very old and a bit dry, but not cracking off. With her hair undone in the back, it is much longer.
Her wax is crazed on her shoulder plate, front and back, but thankfully her face is free of cracks and crazing, what appears as cracks on her face, are strands of hair hanging down. There is a little wax missing from the tip of her nose, but with her age, this would be normal from being played with. Her wax is off white and her lips and eyebrows and eye lashes are crudly painted, but still she is wonderful. She has open and shut pupiless eyes, it gives her a spooky look, but this is what I think makes her special to collecters that enjoy that look. Her eyes are open and shut with a pull wire which comes out of her body, so wonderful that this pull lever wire still operates.
If you love primitives as much as I do, she would be worth having in any collection .
Sold as is. $150.00 Not shown, a very old cotton dress that came with her, which is included in the sale.