Large Greiner Doll
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We are pleased to offer for your consideration a rare 1858 large 34 1/2" Greiner Doll with antique leather arms and cloth body.  This doll comes fully dressed in antique clothing and with her own antique chair.  She has the most beautiful eyes is just an amazing doll.  She has the original 1858 patent label on the back of her shoulder plate; it reads "GREINERS PATENT DOLL HEADS No. 13 Pat. March 30th '58." Her body on the backside is stamped by the mill where the cloth was made; it reads "AMOSKEAG MANG. Co. FINE JEANS MANCHESTER N.H." in large letters and the body is also stamped (in the oval on her upper back) by the maker of the doll or the shop where it was sold; it reads "FROM LOUIS HERWIG 259 Centere St. Pottsville. Pa.".   Having these markings on the doll makes her a unique and exceptional find.  The leather arms have been reattached/repaired at the shoulder (see close up photo showing both shoulders/arms).   The doll's head has some old damage on the face and forehead and is missing a bit of black hair paint, however, we found no restoration to the original surface of the doll's head.  Please look over the photos carefully for her condition.  This wonderful doll comes with her vintage/antique clothing including a pair of bloomers, two slips (or petticoats),  a pair of socks, an undershirt, a dark blue rose decorated blouse and matching pleated skirt, and antique button top leather shoes.   Attached to the top of the dolls blouse is an antique picture pin with a photograph of two little girls sitting on their front porch.  The condition of the clothes is overall very nice with the exception of some tearing to the short sleeves of the undershirt, and a few small scattered holes in her blue skirt.  There is the usual yellowing to all of her undergarments and a missing button on one shoe and damage on the back of the other.  The beautiful antique hand painted wooden doll size chair she is sitting in is also included in the sale (missing some paint, but very sturdy).  The chair measures approximately 10 1/4" to the seat and 21 3/4" to the top of the back, making it the perfect chair for this doll.  This dolls head measures 10 1/4" from the top of her head to the bottom of the shoulder plate and 9" across the shoulders.  This doll is a great piece with the original label as well as being exceptionally rare with the advertising from the cloth manufacturer and the doll maker stamped on the body.  With her wonderful antique chair she comes ready to sit and visit with you!  PLEASE REVIEW ALL PHOTOS AND USE THE ENLARGE AND ZOOM FEATURES FOR THE BEST DESCRIPTION OF THIS WONDERFUL ANTIQUE DOLL.

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1858 Paper Mache Shoulder Head 34" GREINER DOLL & DOLL CHAIR

Price: $695.00
Availability: SOLD