Antique Mary McEwen character wax doll. Measures approximately 21 inches tall.
McEwen made these dolls in her Seattle apartment. She made them but she did not sell any of them. They were later discovered in her estate. Her husband had owned a wax mannequin factory but the industry was quickly replaced with composition mannequins. She made these dolls employing her knowledge from the mannequin business.
Many of these dolls were made only as heads or parts. This particular doll has a twill wrapped wooden and wire body with soft cotton stuffed legs and feet. She has very well molded hands in grasping poses. The doll was completely sculpted by Mary McEwen with extreme character features.This sweet lady is wearing a vintage red cotton dress, antique eyelet undergarments, vintage cotton knit socks, vintage bonnet, replaced antique mohair wig. She is carrying a vintage purse with a kitty painted on it. She also has a vintage bracelet on one arm.
Her hands were too large for us to remove the costume safely. These dolls are very difficult to find and considered by many as Rare. Do not miss your chance to own this vintage African American lady doll who is ready to do some serious shopping! Condition: Generally good condition with no serious damage. We did not undress her to inspect for any hidden body damage but feel that she is in good overall condition for her age.
Rare to find complete dolls in this great size! Doll stand is not included. Is for item(s) shown only.
Please see our other auctions by clicking here: other items. We want you to be happy! We never make second chance offers. Check out our other items. ASHLEY'S DOLLS & ANTIQUITIES.The item "Mary McEwen Wax Doll, 21 IN, 1920's American Wax Doll, African American Doll" is in sale since Tuesday, June 06, 2017. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Other Antique Dolls". The seller is "ashleysdolls" and is located in Whitsett, North Carolina.
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