It is a heavy body and well stuffed -- not leaking. She also has china lower arms, as well as legs from the knee down -- with painted-on boots and cute little pink bows.
Her antique red wool outfit looks lovely on her, with its exquisite antique lace collar and fine black silk ribbon. Beautiful antique condition -- from a non-smoking environment. This lovely doll has no damage to the head. There are tiny paint rubs to the hair, noticeable on close examination, and the usual few micro freckles and pocks from the firing process.Both pupils have a small paint flake -- in almost the exact same position -- which gives the illusion of being an intentional highlight. There is a tiny crack on the bottom/back area of her shoulder plate that looks like a production defect. The antique wool dress has a few pin-size holes. All told, this lovable gal has small imperfections due to her age, and she has been priced accordingly. 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.