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VANITY & BOUDOIR ITEMS

Fine Vintage German Flapper Half Doll Dresser Vanity Powder Jar Cover ~ Satin & Lace Dress
Fine Vintage German Flapper Half Doll Dresser Vanity Powder Jar Cover ~ Satin & Lace Dress
Fine Vintage German Flapper Half Doll Dresser Vanity Powder Jar Cover ~ Satin & Lace Dress
Fine Vintage German Flapper Half Doll Dresser Vanity Powder Jar Cover ~ Satin & Lace Dress
Fine Vintage German Flapper Half Doll Dresser Vanity Powder Jar Cover ~ Satin & Lace Dress
Fine Vintage German Flapper Half Doll Dresser Vanity Powder Jar Cover ~ Satin & Lace Dress

Material:  Porcelain

Marks:  Lower back ~ 5230,  Faint On Rim ~ Germany

Maker:  Unknown German

Size:  Height ~ apx. 7 inches

Quantity:  1

This fine vintage Flapper girl half doll was manufactured in Germany apx. c.1915-20's.

She has blond hair molded in a perfect 1920’s style, with a sweet expression on her face, with a rosy blush to her cheeks.

Her elbows are away and hands are on her neck.

She has a period molded, painted bodice and sits on on a wire frame that is wrapped with old pink ribbon.

Her skirt is a pale pink satin, with three rows of very fine lace trim.

This half-doll is pictured on page 339 of The Collector's Encyclopedia Of Half-Dolls by Marion & Werner, 1979.  Per this source, as well additional similar reference material, this type of doll was designed to be displayed in milady's boudoir, on her vanity or dressing table, usually covering some type of powder jar or other cosmetic container.

This doll is in very nice condition, free of cracks, chips and breaks.  Her wire frame is also very nice and is still well wrapped with the old pink ribbon, which also attaches her to frame.

Her hand stitched skirt is in good condition also, however it could stand a wash, as it does show some general light spotting and darkening. See close up.  We do not know if this is her original dress, as she came to us this way many years ago, but it certainly looks old and of the period.  A couple stitches of thread that attach the top layer of lace around her waist to the satin underneath have loosened slightly right at the very back, allowing the lace to separate slightly from the satin.  Only noticeable if you lift up on the lace right at her waist, at the back.  I had her for years and never noticed!

Overall a very nice vanity, dresser or display half-doll.  The book mentions that theses Flapper dolls were probably considered quite modern when they were first manufactured and likely quite daring, also, with their short hair and bare arms.

Fine Vintage German Flapper Half Doll Dresser Vanity Powder Jar Cover ~ Satin & Lace Dress

$ 149.00

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