There are not enough pictures here to truly satisfy your LOVE for this RARE doll -- she certainly has the 'IT' factor!
16" E.I. Horsman & Co. Baby Buttercup from the early 1930's, and produced for only ONE year. She is highlighted in Ursula Mertz's book of "Collectors Encyclopedia of American Composition Dolls".
Baby Buttercup has BEAUTIFUL ALL ORIGINAL coloring, with sweet high color blushed cheeks. She was purchased 'as found' in her original complete outfit -- all clothing in excellent condition.
Buttercup is in MINT condition. NO CRAZING, NO REPAIRS, NO RESTORATIONS.
SHE is a medium-size of the Buttercup dolls produced and is about 16" tall (sitting 13" with her cute drawn up "baby" legs). She has a composition flange head, full arms and bent baby legs on a cloth body with a non-working crier inside... she is immaculately clean without any odors. She is jointed at the shoulders and hips. ALL ORIGINAL doll with NO paint RESTORATION, Buttercup has PERFECT molded painted blonde hair, and a closed open mouth. Her body has original paint -- with smooth, even toned composition. The back of her hands and knees still retain their original healthy glow of blush.
This BUTTERCUP has the RARE RARE CELLULOID finger- and toe-nails.
Buttercup is appropriately marked EIH Co for E.I. Horsman dolls. Her ORIGINAL eyes are perfect, opening and closing as they should with most of her brush lashes present but quite short. All painted features are clearly defined and intact with just 'fever' blush to compliment her creamy 'porcelain-like' complexion.
Baby Buttercup is dressed ALL ORIGINAL: Horsman FACTORY Baby Blue soft cotton GOWN, matching BONNET, SLIP, and DIAPER. Her simple but 'baby sweet' dress is made of BLUE cotton batiste fabric and French val lace and silk ribbon trim. She wears her original blue and white wool crochet booties.The entire outfit is complete.
The historical value and short production run lend this little cutie all the desirable characteristics of a highly collectible doll. Truly a RARE find for any collector of Horsman or composition dolls.