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What an ADORABLE and RARE little doll baby... this is a 1937 all composition LITTLE CHERUB doll in Original and COMPLETE Skater outfit and in exemplary CONDITION... and she is absolutely incredible. She stands just 11" -- a prize for any collector of composition dolls.


Manufactured by the Averill Doll Company which was started by Georgene Averill of the 'Madame Hendren' line of dolls, this exceptionally darling baby was designed by an employee of Averill... Harriet Flanders. Harriet originally wrote a book entitled "Little Cherub" and the doll was subsequently designed to accompany the book.


Very few of these little ones were made, and fewer still have survived well over the years. She is the smaller of the two sizes made (larger one 17") and is as fine an UNRESTORED 11" Cherub as I have seen for quite some time -- head to toe in beautiful -- nearly mint -- condition with absolutely NO CRAZING AT ALL... NONE ANYWHERE. She is appropriately marked on the nape of her neck "Harriet Flanders / 1937".


This is a beautiful example of this very special doll, and she is presented to you with her ORIGINAL and popular ice SKATER'S OUTFIT -- pink and blue and sunny yellow gold fine wool felting make this little outfit a prize. The outift is all original -- bright and clean and sweet!


Have you ever seen anything quite like her?!! I have always loved this little doll, because of her story, and her impish flirty glance is endearing to the heart, wouldn't you say? Doll herself is ALL ORIGINAL -- even has her often long gone 'rubbed off' brows -- all painted features are intact, excellent composition all over -- ABSOLUTELY NO CRAZING AT ALL. Her composition is bright and smooth and has even coloring. She has one tiny blemish in the composition on an upper leg is all to separate her from mint. It is like she is straight out of a time machine... gorgeous!


Cherub's head rotates on the neck flange easily, allowing you to place her in an 'infinite' variety of poses... really makes her little personality shine. Her body has bent arms and toddler legs -- Beautiful coloring and pink flesh tone lend this little sweetie pie all the desirable characteristics of a highly collectible doll... truly a fabulous find for those who love composition dolls. I have included many photos for your assessment of this sweetest of baby girls... simply superb! Adorable face!


Beautiful blonde molded and painted hair is perfection with Darling little 'clumps' of sunny yellow color array in a burst around her little head... like a halo for the little angel she is!


If you reference Ursala R. Mertz book, Vol. I "Collector's Encyclopedia of American Composition Dolls", you will find  this original factory outfit on Little Cherub.


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Gorgeous Painted Eye * Harriet Flanders 1937 Compo 11" LITTLE CHERUB Baby SKATER

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