From a "family" of regional dolls. Outstanding and all original, 12 tall, antique 1918-22, sweet Russian lady doll with a bisque, (light brown terra cotta) swivel socket head and matching painted, light brown wood and composition body with ball-joints at her shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. This lovely female doll has big blue glass, sleeping eyes, finely feathered, upper and lower eyelashes and eyebrows as well as a delicately outlined open mouth with row of tiny teeth and good finger details.
She has the most beautiful, even coloring with lightly blushed cheeks. Her golden brown FLAX wig is combed back and braided into one long braid at the back of her head beneath her wonderfully floral decorated, babushka or head scarf tied at the back of her head. She is wearing all her (sewn on) original tagged: Made in Soviet Union , elaborate clothing from the Ukrainian province or district that she represents: a lovely printed cotton dress with full sleeves with a double layered, burgundy and black plaid over-skirt, striped apron and blue vest-type jacket with ruffled back, long burgundy stockings and matching shoes. As we have recently discovered she is from Dunaev, and the destroyed Zhuravlev & Kockeshkov doll factory using a German K&R doll head mold although there are markings on the head.This delightful ethnic doll is getting very difficult to find and she is a wonderful example of high quality manufacture. She is in very extremely good condition with no damages or repairs, no cracks or hairlines, no repaint, no holes or mends, no fading or stains and no odors as she is from a smoke free home. There are some paint rubs under her wig where her wig is attached. Other Russian family dolls are not included and will each be listed separately. Be sure to check back for them. The item "Antique circa 1918-20s bisque sockethead Russian doll in wonderful orig. Costume" is in sale since Tuesday, June 13, 2017. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German". The seller is "mitsu-dog" and is located in Sparta, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.