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21" Madame Alexander Compo Lady of Fashion Portrait

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21" Madame Alexander Compo Lady of Fashion Portrait
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21" RARE Madame Alexander Composition Portrait Orchid Princess circa
1938 Then later the Alexander Company changed her name to Lady
Windermere that was in 1946 WOW! It is not very often the elusive
Madame Alexander Composition Portrait "Lady of Fashion" dolls come on
the market. This is a 21" doll often referred to as Orchard Princess. We
feel that this was an early miss print that hasn't been corrected to
read Orchid Princess. Since her gown is an orchid color and woven with
an orchid flower motif this appears to make more sense. It is
photographed on page 24 of the "Composition Dolls" Volume Two book by
Ursula R. Mertz. The doll is in good condition as you can see in the
photos. She has light crazing on her composition that you can see in the
photos, it is stable with the exception of the left side of the head
where it has lifted a bit. (See photos) The facial complexion
paint is vibrant and has not been retouched. The hand painted lashes and
eyebrows are signature features of the portrait dolls, grey eye shadow
and bright lip color. The full mohair wig is in the original set,
decorated with a flower spray and turquoise beads matching the beads on
her dress. The costume has faded in parts to a lighter color in
some places. You can see all of this in the photos. She has her original
turquoise earrings and turquoise bead drape on the front of her dress.
The outfit is complete with original cotton panty, long slip, purple
fabric shoes with lavender ribbon ties, socks and her gauntlet gloves. The
composition 21" portrait dolls were originally marketed in 1938. They
were discontinued during the WWII era, reappearing in 1946 when more
characters were added to the group. Some of the original set were
re-named in the later group. The dolls never had specific names on their
tags to help with identification. The Orchard/Orchid Princess
name was derived from a 1905 book by Ralph Henry Barbour. A lot of
Madame's dolls were named after literary heroines.

No Reserve

Buyer pays $20 flat rate shipping
Condition
She has light crazing on her composition that you can see in the photos,
it is stable with the exception of the left side of the head where it
has lifted a bit. (See photos)
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21" Madame Alexander Compo Lady of Fashion Portrait

Estimate $1,400 - $1,800
Apr 23, 2016
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Starting Price $1,000
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Est. $1,400 - $1,800Starting Price $1,000
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Lot 0057 Details

Description
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21" RARE Madame Alexander Composition Portrait Orchid Princess circa
1938 Then later the Alexander Company changed her name to Lady
Windermere that was in 1946 WOW! It is not very often the elusive
Madame Alexander Composition Portrait "Lady of Fashion" dolls come on
the market. This is a 21" doll often referred to as Orchard Princess. We
feel that this was an early miss print that hasn't been corrected to
read Orchid Princess. Since her gown is an orchid color and woven with
an orchid flower motif this appears to make more sense. It is
photographed on page 24 of the "Composition Dolls" Volume Two book by
Ursula R. Mertz. The doll is in good condition as you can see in the
photos. She has light crazing on her composition that you can see in the
photos, it is stable with the exception of the left side of the head
where it has lifted a bit. (See photos) The facial complexion
paint is vibrant and has not been retouched. The hand painted lashes and
eyebrows are signature features of the portrait dolls, grey eye shadow
and bright lip color. The full mohair wig is in the original set,
decorated with a flower spray and turquoise beads matching the beads on
her dress. The costume has faded in parts to a lighter color in
some places. You can see all of this in the photos. She has her original
turquoise earrings and turquoise bead drape on the front of her dress.
The outfit is complete with original cotton panty, long slip, purple
fabric shoes with lavender ribbon ties, socks and her gauntlet gloves. The
composition 21" portrait dolls were originally marketed in 1938. They
were discontinued during the WWII era, reappearing in 1946 when more
characters were added to the group. Some of the original set were
re-named in the later group. The dolls never had specific names on their
tags to help with identification. The Orchard/Orchid Princess
name was derived from a 1905 book by Ralph Henry Barbour. A lot of
Madame's dolls were named after literary heroines.

No Reserve

Buyer pays $20 flat rate shipping
Condition
...
She has light crazing on her composition that you can see in the photos,<br/> it is stable with the exception of the left side of the head where it <br/>has lifted a bit. (See photos)

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