18.5 tall, by Alt, Beck, & Gottschalck is a real beauty. Her face is exquisitely painted, with lovely blue glass eyes, and she has her amazing, original metal headband with glass rhinestones, which is attached at both ends (pierced through the head), AS WELL AS a molded bow at the top/rear of the hairdo.Other than the (very similar) example in Mary Gorham Krombholz's reference book on Parians (see attached picture)... I have only found one other example of this ABG doll that ever came up for sale. You will likely never see another, she is that rare. She has pierced-through-the-head ears with blue stone earrings.
She is wearing an antique silk ruffled ecru skirt with elegant train, an antique bodice with lace collar, and a really amazing midnight-blue velvet cloak. Three-piece antique undergarments complete her ensemble.
She also has small leather handmade antique shoes with buckles. She will make a wonderful one-of-a-kind addition to your ABG collection. Beautiful antique condition -- from a non-smoking environment.
She has a professionally restored tiny eye flake below her right eye that you'd never know was there. I dare you to find it!Other than that, no issues with the porcelain. Her body is in lovely condition as pictured. The antique cloak has minor age loss to stitching. IMPORTANT: Besides the noteworthy issues mentioned above, EXPECT any antique doll (bisque/composition/leather/china/wood) to ALSO have: (1) SIGNS OF AGE - for example: toned/crazed/chipped composition, minor wig pulls, loss of "hair" lashes on bisque heads, not-so-tight stringing, etc. (2) MINOR CONSERVATION WORK by previous owners/collectors - for example: reset eyes in most cases! , repairs to wig, repairs to clothing, touch-ups on composition/finish/paint, etc. Any MAJOR issues -- hairline crack, total repaint, etc. - would be itemized above, but these normal age/conservation details are not. They are to be expected.
I'LL BE GLAD TO ANSWER. Provided it's rated the same (or faster) than the service you chose. If you live in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, or U. Message me to see whether there may be a cheaper alternative using Priority Post -- depending on the size and value of your parcel.
And provided the items can travel safely in the same box. (opens in a separate window/tab)... Where you'll find more top-quality antiques/collectibles/artwork/dolls/and more!Significantly not as described: A. What was stated in the listing. As often happens, it's the few bad apples out there who ruin it for the rest of us. Not knowing what they're doing.
And then, when they realize they've ruined the doll, they return it saying it was defective. BUT HAVING SAID ALL THAT..
I do bend over backwards, attempting to disclose any noteworthy condition issues I can find or think of. But these are antique and vintage dolls -- so, please understand that they won't be in brand-new condition. There will always be some minor indication of their age, and it would be impossible to itemize every single pinhead-size stain on the outfit, or hairline scratch on the body.Please expect these types of conditions with old dolls. IT CONTAINS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls, Clothing & Accessories\Dolls & Doll Playsets". The seller is "saddlemountain" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.