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Posted 13 days ago

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She is like one of those lamp top dolls, but instead of being composition or plaster, she is wax with carved in and beautiful features. I have had her for several years, I can't really remember where I got her other than at a doll auction. She is unmarked and she probably had wax hands attached to her wire arms, but they are gone. The dress is newer than her but nicely made. She is wax down to her waist and then is mounted on a newer wooden stand that brings her up to 14" tall. She was either made in this awkward position for a reason or has melted over time, although she shows no signs of outer damage-I guess it could have been a gradual wilting effect?

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  1. antiquerose antiquerose, 13 days ago
    Love it..." Manikin" will pop in and be able to help you with your answers
  2. Manikin Manikin, 12 days ago
    Your lovely wax half doll from what you describe on wire where there should be arms would have had the arms attached to the wire ,free from touching doll and usually were more expensive because they required 2 molds to make . As a rule wax holds up extremely well unlike what we think however occasionally if exposed to lots of heat over a long period of time it seems to have misshapen her neck but they were also made with odd angles to them like yours .Usually found on lamps but were used for many things like pin cushions ect. Most date 1900-1920 some a bit earlier some later . They are making reproductions still today . . Very nice and appears German made .
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-GERMAN-WIRED-WAX-BOUDOIR-BUST-HALF-DOLL-5-034-/112564489767?hash=item1a355dce27%3Ag%3ANJsAAOSwSblZsZN1&nma=true&si=rTvenBTFyyrPAmS6L9qRRkia9E8%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
  3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 11 days ago
    Manikin you are brilliant !~

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