A special model made as a portrait of the President's wife at the time, this Mary Todd Lincoln doll is a prime example of the Civil War era dolls made in Germany for both the American and international markets. This big and lovely lady exhibits some of the best features that made the golden age of China doll production so magical. This pretty lady showcases crisp modeling, and her sharply-painted features make up her pale complexion, along with a molded, gold-leafed snood that holds her dark hair in a pleasant silhouette. She is as pretty as a picture with her pretty blue eyes and snood in her glossy black hair. She has dainty pursed lips and rosy cheeks.
She lovely Goldsmith-type body with leather hands and boots and red-striped stockings. Her body is very old, but I cannot state with certainty that it is original. Note the patch that covers the upper half of her body to reinforce it for the head plate. Her leather arms are good, with her right arm having an old reinforcement patch around the elbow, protecting the seam where the leather and cloth meet.
Note some fraying to the right hand fingertips. The left looks very good. Overall minor age wear to the cloth body. She is modeling a lovely 1855-style costume. She wears a snowy-white half-slip and pantaloons, both embellished with eyelet.This lovely lady is an impressive 26 inches. Her shoulder plate measures approximately 6-1/4" tall by 5-1/4" wide by 3 deep.
I note a faint, tight hairline located along the back left portion of her shoulder plate. It is quite stable and not in at all loose in any way. Her sheer, pastel orange pink? Dress with black-lace trim displays a slight sun fade and repair to back of dress.For her 160 years, Mrs. Lincoln is a lovely doll, well deserving a place of honor in your antique China doll collection. Of course I will take great care in securing a safe journey to her new home! I do not sell junk. Unless otherwise noted, this item in very good condition for its age, solid and sturdy with normal signs of aging, use, scratches or imperfections.
I have nearly 20 years of online sales experience. I take great care to provide good clear photos. Customer service is a high priority for me. The item "Antique Kestner China Head Doll 26 Mary Todd Lincoln Golden Snood Civil War Era" is in sale since Friday, February 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Porcelain & China".The seller is "winsome*lass" and is located in Monterey, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.