RARE --1930s Effanbee EARLY SUGAR BABY 20" Composition Doll -- All Original
This is a wonderful 20" Effanbee SUGAR Baby composition and cloth doll from the 1930's. She comes ALL ORIGINAL with little to NO CRAZING dressed in her original romper and matching bonnet.
SUGAR BABY is in Excellent Condition... there is no paint loss other than a few gentle rubs to her lovely dark brown molded hair. Otherwise her composition is smooth with little to NO CRAZING or flaws. All facial features are clearly defined with beautiful coloring. A couple of very light craze lines to her face separate her from classifying her as a mint doll. Very rare in this condition with original clothing. Baby has all her natural brush lashes. Her pretty brown eyes have had their irises replaced. Her brown molded hair is nearly perfect. SUGAR BABY is an ALL ORIGINAL doll and has had NO RESTORATIONS other than the iris replacement.
Appropriately marked on the nape of her neck: Effanbee / Sugar Baby
Her Original red cotton gingthan romper is clean and still crisp after almost 90 years; I did replace the elastic at the leg openings and arms to ensure many more decades of wear -- clean and fresh. Her matching crisp, wide-brimmed bonnet has self-fabric ties; one tie has a small split. She comes with her original mocassins and a fresh pair of same vintage silk socks with a matching red stripe to compliment her outfit.
You can read more about Sugar Baby in Ursala Mertz' book, "Collector's Encyclopedia of Composition Dolls, Vol II" on page 79.
Her cloth body has some light age patina and intermittent spotting, but is CLEAN and she poses and drapes nicely with LOTS OF PERSONALITY.
A very desirable baby and highly sought after -- with the holidays behind us, this is a great time to celebrate and add baby to your nursery.... Valentine's Day? Birthday? Mother's Day??? All of the above???