Tuesday, July 12, 2016
The One Hundredth Restored Doll!
This little doll is a 1924, Petite American Character Doll. It measures 12" and is a little brother to a larger doll I have in my restored collection. That one measures 14". The right hand is shaped to hold a bottle, and the mouth is open. The tin eyes open and close.
The face of this doll looked pretty good, until I checked the back of the head. There was a problem that needed to be resolved.
I decided to remove the outer layer, which then presented some more problems. The composition under the first layer of paint, was not of the best quality. I carried on, and did what I could to save the little fella'.
From a distance he looks quite handsome, so, if I hold him at arms length, he looks...good. I inserted a tiny bit of felt inside his head to make the mouth more appealing, instead of a gaping hole. The composition was rather rough; however, 92 years ago he was a pristine little tyke!
I restored his little vintage nightie, and added ribbons to his booties, and the nightie needed more lace.
My one-hundredth doll, now rests in the nursery, with his little blue blanket to keep the old boy comfortable. I decided to call him Henry, after my Grandfather.
Thanks for stopping in today!! I will carry on, and restore! Smile On! Audrey