The head of this doll has no crazing and no cracks, no chipped paint, but there is a very tiny chip on the front side of the china base, which is covered by her clothing. This is the only flaw that we could find. She has no markings, but through research we found a similar antique German China doll head from the 1890s. She measures approximately 21" from the top of her head to the bottom of her feet.
What we fell in love with about this antique china doll is that she is such a unique combination of an exquisite antique classical China Doll head and a body that is classic primitive or folk art! Her body and clothing were made from an old muslin feedsack (we believe) and there are several parts of the fabric that have printed images on them; e.g., one arm has an imprint of a building's windows (like they had been originally stamped - in black - on a feedsack); in another place, there is an image of a young boy in a sailor type child's outfit who is holding a large straw hat behind him stamped on the muslin. The body is stuffed with cotton with a few tufts coming out here and there. Her body was obviously handsewn as the stitches are primitive and certainly not done by an accomplished seamstress.
All of these characteristics and markings make her one of the most endearing and charming antique china / porcelain dolls we have ever seen. She's truly a one of a kind and would be a fabulous addition to any doll collector's family of dolls! We hope that you fall in love with her as much as we have!
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