This beautiful Madame Alexander Cissy doll from the late 1950s was bought from the family of the original owner. She is original to this tagged purple torso gown. She wears her original rhinestone earrings, which had been glued to her ears, and I never did anything to change it. She has no issues to her hard plastic body except for a split at the top of her left leg, which was never repaired. Her brunette updo wig is fabulous and in the original set, with very minimal hairs out of place.She has very blue eyes, and I really don't see any color change in them. They open and close well, and she has all of her brush lashes. There are a few specks on her eyelids. She has some issues to her right check and the right side of her face, which are pictured. Not really noticeable on display, but the camera sees everything. These could probably be touched up without much trouble. Her stringing is good, and there are no issues with her vinyl arms. Her joints are at the head, shoulders, elbows, hips and knees, and she is 20 inches tall. Her tagged torso gown is purple velvet with pink satin accents and a voluminous flounce of soft lavender tulle over a deeper lavender organdy underskirt. I found a couple of tiny spots on the organdy underskirt. They would probably rinse out, but they would never be seen. The tulle has no rips or tears, but a few pinholes and one area in the back where there are several small holes in a grouping.
I have a picture of this if you would like to see, but I ran out of picture room. Under the gown is a torso slip with pink satin top and lace-trimmed pink satin panties attached and a flounce of lavender tulle.
Didn't see any issues with this. I had the elastic replaced years back with pink rayon-rubber elastic like the original, so it fits snugly.
She wears original Cissy hose with no damage. Tops are very slightly loose, but stay up fine. The shoes are white pearl bases with pretty pink insoles and silver elastic. They were bought quite a while ago to use with this gown since the doll had lost her original shoes.
Also missing was the snowflake pin that goes on the gown's bodice. The vintage flowers are very tired, and one of the flowers became detached and lost. I have pictured a spray of 1950s fuschia nylon? Roses that was intended to replace the original flowers, and they will come with the doll.
They have a Made in Germany tag on them. Cissy in her torso gown makes for a beautiful display. Can't believe I never displayed it on her. It was just stored once the slip elastic was repaired.
She's from a smoke-free home, and questions are welcome, along with requests for additional pictures. Thank you for looking and considering.
ALEXANDER BRUNETTE CISSY IN PURPLE TORSO GOWN" is in sale since Thursday, November 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Madame Alexander\Vintage (Pre-1973)\1948-59".The seller is "momsbrg" and is located in Stephenville, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.