This doll is from the collection of an individual who is now in a nursing home with dementia/altzheimers. She was born in 1929 and collected dolls during her childhood. Some of the dolls were given to her by her grandfather. She had such a lovely collection, that she showed the dolls in stores in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. The funds received from the sale of these dolls will go toward her care. In addition, it will give the family satisfaction knowing that the dolls are not wasting away with no one getting to appreciate them.
The dolls have been in storage for quite some time and, at one time, for a while in an attic. I will attempt to describe the condition of the dolls as accurately as possible and will provide lots of photographs. I am not a doll expert, so I may miss something that is important to a doll collector. Please read the description, view the photographs, and ask questions. Comes from a smoke-free environment.
Offered is a Japan all bisque with jointed arms and legs female doll in native dress. She has a painted finish and painted sculpted hair. The detail of the paint is not near as nice as the German made dolls. Stands just 4 inches high. The clothing are sewed onto the doll. Marked Japan on the bottom of the left foot. In good vintage condition. One side of the shawl needs reglued to the head. Some chipping to the paint.