This doll is currently ON SALE. Her regular price is $550.
This is a lovely Parian-type lady from the Kling factory, referred to by collectors as Countess Dagmar. She has a perfect bisque shoulderhead. Her antique cloth body is in very good condition, and she is wearing a lovely old silk taffeta costume including antique unders. Layaway is always and option. Here are her details:
Head: Her bisque shoulderhead is perfect with no cracks, chips, or hairlines. Her hair is pulled up to form little curls that are held in place with a band and spill over onto her forehead. Her facial painting is very typical of the Kling factory circa 1860s. Her clothes are sewn-on so I cannot photograph her shoulderplate without ruining her clothes, but I did snip a few threads for examination and it is perfect. She retains one original earring. Examination: One speckle near the corner of her mouth.
Body: Her antique body is all cloth with stitched joints. I have examined it as well as I am able, without ruining her clothing. All parts are made of the same cloth and all pieces appear to belong together. The body is in very good aged condition. I cannot tell if it original to her, but it is the right age and type, so it is possible.
Clothes: She is wearing a lovely antique silk taffeta gown. The skirt and sleeves have some shattering, as is expected for silk of this age. It is sewn-in-place and cannot be removed. I snipped some stitches to examine the shoulderplate and have left it otherwise as found. Underneath, she wears a long antique half-slip and long antique bloomers (stained on one back leg). She has very tall rayon stockings and maroon velvet shoes that match the bows on her bodice.