Tea pattern Doll Parts.
Arms 1 & 2 Painted with enamel gloss 4.5 x 1.5cm
Legs 3 & 4 Painted with enamel gloss 3.5 x 2cm
Head 5 painted with acrylic ink, stuffed with coconut coir. 1880s Victorian antique, excavated from the site of a 19th-century German ceramics factory. 3.5 x 3.8 x 3.6cm
Head 6 Antique bisque head painted with acrylic ink 3.4 x 2.7 x 2cm
Hands 7 & 8 Painted with enamel gloss 5.5 x 1.8cm
I'd love to say "from a loving home, carefully stored for decades" but these dolls bear the hallmarks of having been unearthed, forgotten, and sometimes laid alongside rusting materials.
They are rather, "due for a loving home".
I toyed with mounting these in boxes, but I'm of the opinion that if something can dangle, it should. Preferring to hang my own treasures, I decided instead to add a loop of a thread. You can still mount it, but I didn't want to be the one putting a body part in a box.
Have I saved one to put on my own Christmas tree? YES. Will it be packed away for a year? Absolutely not. A tattooed baby doll is for all year round.