RARE * RARE * Century Doll Co 22" CHUCKLES All Original Near MINT with NO CRAZING -- Truly a rare doll in RARE near MINT condition and All Original.
Complete with original HANG TAG
ALL ORIGINAL with NO RESTORATIONS
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This little girl has been the PRIZE of my doll collection for many years now. Even my husband who cares not for the dolls much, actually asked me, when she first came to stay under our care, not to sell her. She has stood by him in our office smiling and greeting us each new day. But times change, and we are looking for a new home for this Little Lady...
The doll is RARE to find, having been produced by the Century Doll Co in New York, sometime between its beginning in 1909 until its closure in 1928. CHUCKLES here was born sometime in the 1920's and as I don't know her exact birthday, you might find a suitable day to celebrate when she comes home to you.
CHUCKLES is an extremely happy baby, as you can readily see. She invokes a smile from whomever she meets...just makes you feel good all over, doesn't she?
Chuckles is a 22" tall toddler baby, marked on the back of her chest plate "CHUCKLES / Century Doll Co, with open mouth and two teeth, TWO deep dimples in her cheeks when she smiles, and bright blue tin litho eyes that open and close perfectly. ALL of her facial features are still vivid and clear with NO paint rubs and bright healthy color in her cheeks. She has sunny yellow molded hair to match her cheerful disposition. She has a composition head, shoulder plate, arms and legs... very STURDY and chubby legs! There is essentially NO CRAZING to this almost 100 year-old doll; just a single faint line under her chin at the shoulder plate, and a tiny one above her right eye, and both have been sealed. There is a small factory 'nick' on her forehead, and a very light mark on the very tip of her nose. Her plump cloth body is immaculately clean and firmly stuffed. Baby Chuckles arms and legs move easily but are firm to allow her to pose.
Chuckles wears her ORIGINAL DRESS, SLIP, DIAPER, BONNET and SHOES with what I imagine are replaced socks as the heel to the sock is above the back of her shoes... darling effect I think! The clothes are in mint condition with no tears, rips or weaknesses to the creamy white cotton material. Someone has very patiently and lovingly sewn her a BLUE SILK COAT that must have been simply amazing when new. Today, as goes most old silk fashions, the coat is fragile and thinned at the sleeve area; there is fading here and there, too. But, OH this coat just 'makes' this doll, adding that final 'something' to baby's presentation that just makes you say, WOW! Who is this charming Little Lady??
My little treasure here is RARE to find in this condition ... would she not look perfectly wonderful in your home?
1920's Century Doll Co 22" CHUCKLES All Original Near MINT
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