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Posted 2 years ago


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Hello All, This is a very old wax doll. I don't know her age, but would like to! She seems to be well made, as she has held up well after all this time.
Her face is covered in a gauze type of cloth over wax. Her gorgeous eyes appear to be glass. The rest of her is cloth. Her clothes were well made but have aged tremendously. She has been in my family for ages. Can any of you doll experts tell me anything about her? Thanks!

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  1. wolcott1, 2 years ago
    Thanks Bellin, nice to hear from you!
  2. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Hello, wolcott1! She's a very beautiful doll! I have been busy all day, and thought that I'd just pop in - without signing in - and take a very quick look at what's new, and then just pop off CW. Then I saw this beauty, and had to sign in. I love her eyes - they are sublime! And her attire is lovely. Manikin is our doll authority. Hopefully she see this soon. Best wishes for a splendid Sunday evening! Signing off ... miKKo
  3. wolcott1, 2 years ago
    Hi Mikko! Thanks for looking. I'm glad you enjoy her. I'm so curious about her age. I know nothing about dolls, and I have not seen anything like her online. Thanks for the input!!
  4. wolcott1, 2 years ago
    Thanks Vetraio!
  5. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Hi, wolcott1! Received word today that Manikin has been away for several days, and it might be a little stretch before she returns to CW. When she does, she'll be checking for the new dolls, as she always does, and will find this one very exciting! Until then....miKKo : )
  6. wolcott1, 2 years ago
    *Thanks Mikko*, Looking forward to her return. :)
  7. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Hi just came on today for a minute all . Not back yet but had to help on this RARE doll very very hard to find . It is a "London Baby Rag Doll" . It dates from 1860's to 1880's . Cloth gauze over wax mask face with glass eyes . The back of head is soft so the face is called a mask face
    You will likely never see another as they are that rare nor will you be able to see a photo of one if you google it .Beautiful and very s[ecial . Love love her !!!!
    I will be back CW as soon as I feel better
  8. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thank you MiKKo for having such faith in me on this one x0x0
  9. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Thank you, dear Manikin, for your very kind words. I was just making a simple prediction that you'd solve this one, as I have had much proof of your broad and deep scholarship. : D

    I am very sorry to hear that you have been so sick!!! I have been praying for you since scandi forwarded to me your email to walksoftly. Please rest and take very good care of yourself! We look forward to the return of your health and vigor!
    miKKo xxox
  10. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    You're most welcome, wolcott1! : )
  11. wolcott1, 2 years ago
    Hi Mani!!! Thank you soooo much for your input. Mikko was right you came through for me. I had no idea about her. I had only heard through my Mom that she was very old. Mani your a treasure. I hope you get better very soon. I'm so sorry to hear you are under the weather. Thanks so much for posting. Please rest and be good to you! ~W
  12. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 2 years ago
    wolcott !!!!!!!!!!!!!! So nice to "see" you !!!!!!!!!!
  13. wolcott1, 2 years ago
    Hedge!!! I'm so happy to see youuu ;)
  14. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Your welcome wolcott :-) keep her out of sunlight and any critters . She truly is museum quality and we would not touch clothes with bare hands as oil in hands can cause material to deteriorate we wear white cloth gloves. Today I googled her name and someone on a site is selling what they are calling a London Baby Rag doll but it is not one :-) I will try and find photo of her in one of my books when I can be up and about
  15. wolcott1, 2 years ago
    Thanks honey! Whoops i touched her a lot when I took the photos. Rest up please. When you're feeling up to it maybe we can chat.
    I really appreciate your help!! But rest, rest, rest.
  16. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Did you see I posted a photo for you oh her to keep with her . As soon as you save it I will delete or email me and I will send it email
  17. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    That should say "is a photo of her "a typo laying down is hard to type :-))
  18. wolcott1, 2 years ago
    Thank you so, so, much!! hope you got my email...
  19. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    I will check email now and send it, Keep with her because if she ever leaves your family few dealers would know about her, or buyers.In 30 plus years I have seen only one other !!! glad I could help.
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Well done mani!
  21. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Thanks vetraio50 :-) How is Au today warm ?
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Morning Mani! Hot and humid. Thunderstorms in Sydney overnight and beach weather (clear skies) by day.
  23. wolcott1, 2 years ago
    Thanks Kerry and Birdie for the loves!
  24. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    vetraio Oh my friend was just at botanical garden in Sydney yesterday . Have you been there ?

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