We offer for your consideration a gently displayed, vintage 1955 through 1959 Cissy doll with her original panties and slip. Her sewed on outfit and sewed on red boots were designed and created by the courturiers of the Ice Capades in a minature model of the authentic costume. This is a prototype actually worn in one of the extravaganza shows.
Most researchers of these Cissy Ice Capades costumes believe there is only one costume made for each show. You can see that she was well preserved and treated like a queen. She is from a pet and smoke free home. Her unclouded eyes are bright, engaging, and the eyelashes framing her eyes are intact. --- ----You can see that the eyelashes on her left eye are full, but they are separated leaving a little space between the lashes.Her eyebrows are faded, but they still display well. Her lovely hair is glued onto a thick muslin cap. It appears very full with no missing or thinning areas.
The style now pulls some hair away from the back left side of her scalp, which can be restyled to create a more full appearance. It appears even the little thread tie backs in her hair are original.
She still has some of her curls. --Her two tone eyes are exquisite and framed by totally intact molded eyelashes and lower painted lashes.
Her lips are full and unfaded. Her skin tone is light and even throughout all of her face, the torso I can get a view of, her arms, and legs. I can see she is free of splits or cracks in her plastic legs or her soft vinyl arms.
Her hands, arms, and legs could use a gentle cleaning. Her hair net is still attached, but I did not want to remove it or pull it over her hair because I do not want to pull at her stringing. -----This doll is one of hundreds of dolls we bought from an adult lady collector downsizing her estate.
Please note, she is as close to very displayable as you can find for a 65 year-old doll. You can see that I did not remove her clothing because her clothing was never removed. It is all sewn on to her- the bodice, skirt, and apron are secure with stitches.
The dress shows multiple deteriorated areas, but from the waist and up is impressive. The crisp and multi-layer slip is still bright, very clean, and still has a stretchy elastic waist. The panties appear never removed and still bright with stretchy waist. ----She was only rarely removed from her showcase by the original adult collector.
The doll was stored in a cool dark room in her pet and smoke free house. Her head poses nicely, but it is not the most stable connection. Someday you will want her head restrung. Her arms and legs are still the poseable vinyl plastic and still ready to pose for you, even after all of these years of display.
---Although her dress shows major noticeable signs of age related discoloration, it is still incredibly rare and beautiful. I do not see any obvious missing areas of sequins. You can see some of the faded areas on the patches of her dress.Her crown is a fantastic piece of history in itself. It appears complete and amazing. It does have several pin holes in inconspicuous places.
Thank goodness it was pinned on, it would have been lost. ---She shows no damage, chews, stains, marks, or splits. I did not remove her clothing, but I was able to check her over visually.I assure you she is complete and whole. --We are consigning hundreds of similar dolls for this owner.
Please look at our other dozens of Cissy, Cissette, Margaret, Maggie, two Jacqueline Kennedy dolls, many Lissy dolls, and more. ---We know you will feel pleased with adding this doll to your collection.
The item "Madame Alexander 1950s vintage 20 or 21 Cissy fashion doll Ice Capades stunning" is in sale since Monday, May 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Madame Alexander\Vintage (Pre-1973)\1948-59".
The seller is "369george" and is located in New River, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.