Elaborate coiffeur shoulder plate has wavy black molded hair, blue painted eyes with a red line above them, black eyebrows, red lips and rosy cheeks. There are two attachment holes in the bottom front and bottom back edges of the shoulder plate. The holes have, however, not been used. Instead, it appears the plate has been glued to her original sawdust stuffed cloth body. The cloth body has been repaired with numerous pieces of first aid tape and clothing patches. The doll has china lower arms and legs. Her fingers are delineated. Her ankle-high shoes have molded heels and are painted orange with black toes, buttons and a decorative ornaments at the top. A blue bow is painted above the calf. She is clothed in a striped silk day dress consisting of a jacket and skirt. Her undershirt is white cotton stockinet. Her bloomers are white cotton with lace trim. She wears a two-layered petticoat over the bloomers. The shorter of the two is trimmed in lace. The other is point embroidered. Clothes are appropriate to the doll time period, but not original to the doll.
This doll came to History Colorado in 1988 as part of the Bernice Lang doll collection. The doll was collected by either Bernice Lang, Wilmette (Minnie) Belle Jackson (Bernice's mother), or Lindy Lou Lang, Bernice's sister or mother-in-law as an addition to their doll collection. The doll is not thought to have been used by any of the three ladies as children. No further provenance is recorded in any records obtained by History Colorado.
Paper sticker (1) attached inside the skirt: $475 00/00
Paper sticker (2) attached inside the skirt: French / China / 17 inch / one sew hole