Thursday, June 27, 2013

Possible Madame Hendren Doll

Judging by her face and other factors, she appears to be a Madame Hendren Doll from the early 1930s. If there was a marking it would have been on the cloth body and has long since faded. I found this identical face and form on pictures of known MH. 
She is not in as bad a shape as some I have worked on. I like that she is proportioned well.
 Face cleaned, paint retouched and sealed. Wish i could get the yellow from the eyes. They might be tin eyes and someone suggested that they were baked on so they would not be as suseptible to cleaners as others I have encountered.

 Her clothes are all the same, just cleaned. What I thought was a mauve was dirt. It is a very pale lavender. the slip/onsie has restored elastic in the legs, I found old socks and some old hand made
shoes that were given to me.  Rather then spend hours I don't have on the old wig (will keep that for another time) I replaced it and styled the new one.  She is a adorable now.


Monday, June 24, 2013

Another Mary Hoyer

Found this little beauty on eBay for very little.  She is an unmarked Mary Hoyer. After I got her I checked her against the pictures I have and information and some Mary Hoyers were unmarked and did not have the characteristic eye shadow. This is one of them. She came with a wig replacement that has to go and an original dress that I will try to restore for her.
 Her eyes were yellow and sticking
 Washed and repaired her dress
 Gave her a new wig, touched up the face paint and filled in the crazing on the body and repainted
For lack of a better example, I do believe still she is a Mary Hoyer.  Here she is next to my MARKED Mary Hoyer. I think possibly she is one of the earlier ones as not all were marked.

Monday, June 10, 2013

China Head Doll

A new addition
I have always like these. My mother in law had one smaller then this that I re-dressed for her. I never saw it again and who knows where it is.  So when I saw this one on eBay I decided she was the one for me.  In shape enough to need some TLC

Love the clothes

She needs a leg job.