Here is one of the most charming, all original, commercially produced antique, molded and treated leather and cloth, African American (black) dolls we have had the pleasure to offer. Resembling some of the earliest Martha Chase dolls she stands just over 20 tall. This delightful chubby toddler doll has fine quality molded and oil painted features including big blue, side-glancing eyes with highlights.
Molded eyelids, cheek folds, sweet mouth and broad nose giving her a mischievous expression. She also has slightly molded hair beneath her wooly mohair wig, a sturdy (canvas like) black cloth body with button joints at her shoulders and hips and probably had a swivel neck as it has been stitched in place (see close up photos for details). She has a firmly stuffed and molded, realistic torso and sturdy legs and arms with leather-like hands with individual fingers (one hand has damage as shown). She wears what must be her original, flower printed cotton dress, pantaloons, spectacular plaid cotton stockings, black leather shoes with button closures, (one shoe is quite worn) daffodil yellow velveteen coat with hand embroidered collar, cuffs & hem and her very fine antique straw bonnet with wide brim, flower trim and silk lining. Other than her hand damage and stitched neck issues, she has a few paint age cracks (as shown) on one lower side of her neck which don't detract from her CHARM!She does not have any holes or tears, no repainting or odors and is from a smoke free home. Her African American friend in red and white outfit is not included. Please note: nearly all of our items are antique or vintage (usually with some signs of wear due to usage and previous storage). We do our very best to describe and photograph them for you and do not repair, restring, repaint or enhance them in any way as most collectors prefer to find them in their original state. Please use the zoom feature on our photos as they are an important part of the description. We appreciate your interest and hope you enjoyed your visit. Let us know if we can help you with anything else. We have more antique and vintage dolls, dollhouse furniture and antique dollhouse dolls available, each listed separately. We appreciate five star reviews.
If there is a problem with your item, please let us know prior to leaving feedback and we will do our best to make sure you are satisfied. The item "Extremely rare, large antique French BLACK leather toddler doll, sweet features" is in sale since Thursday, April 4, 2019.
This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Cloth". The seller is "mitsu-dog" and is located in Sparta, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Australia.