Antique 20" Doll Bisque Paper Mache Mohair Excelsior 1880s ARS Appraisal

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller hockandsocdad (4,942) 100%, Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 202625907349 One-of-a-kind hand made antique doll Dating to the mid-to-late 1880s Doll measures approx. 20" from head to toe Material appears to be some sort of bisque although another doll owner believes she is paper mache (?) Her hollow arms are on the short side, 3 1/2" long, joined to body by gauze fabric and barely visible under her sleeves Head, neck and top of neck are one piece Very sweet hand painted face with feathery brows and lashes, rosey cheeks and lips, very similar to German doll faces of the era, with evident wear/possible touch ups Inset painted glass or stone eyes (cold to touch) Brown mohair hair, glued down, with loss evident Her firm body is stuffed with excelsior / wood wool (she does not bend at the waist) Lower legs / feet are painted to appear as though she's wearing socks and shoes, feet have visible chips/paint loss She's wearing a lovely sheer natural muslin blouse and skirt with small circles woven into fabric, pinned at nape of neck and waist, over a plain cotton slip and straight britches No odors or wear however dress may be dusty from storage Cannot confirm country of origin, previous owner reported this doll was appraised at $600 at an Antiques Road Show and described as a well-crafted, hand made doll dating to 1885 or thereabouts, however no paperwork was retained Sold as shown, see photos Looking for a home where she will be appreciated Estate sale find Condition: Used, Skin Color: Caucasian, Material: Mohair, Original/Reproduction: Original, Doll Size: 20 in, Features: Wearing Antique Gown, Hair Color: Brown, Ethnicity: Caucasian, Brand: Unmarked, Brand/Artist: Hand Made, Eye Color: Brown, Doll Gender: Girl Doll

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