Here is an early painted Madame Alexander Cissy doll dressed in a very striking display outfit. Cissy is 20 inches tall and has joints at the head, shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. She is all hard plastic except for her vinyl arms. She is in good vintage condition with joints working well. She has small splits at the top of each leg where it goes into the torso.
I have pictured one of the splits, but ran out of photo room to post a picture of the other. It is approximately the same size, but a picture can be furnished upon request. Cissy has blue-green sleep eyes and all of her brush and painted lashes. Eyes open and close well. Her original cheek color has faded.Her head will bob a little when moved around, but seems stable enough to me. She probably has her original headband. Her dark blonde wig is still in the factory set/style, but has a little weakness in the center seam. Back when I first got her, I started to gently comb through the wig and immediately pulled out a strand of hair. I pinned it back with a hairpin and never attempted anything else with it. The curls are nice, though. Cissy's dress is custom made and with very nice detail. The fabric is a 1950s fabric that is identical to the fabric that was used in the dresses for the Maggie dolls. Those were pink and blue, and this is a silvery-gray. The pattern is raised when brand new and unwashed. I have shown a picture of this fabric and the pink fabric for verification. The dress is constructed with a lace-trimmed sweetheart neckline and banded puff sleeves. Three pearls decorate the fitted bodice. A red grosgrain ribbon is looped through two small mother-of-pearl buckles and ties in a bow in the back. The gathered skirt is full and flirty. Such an awesome little dress. Underneath is a vintage white taffeta slip with net ruffles trimmed in red rickrack on the outside and inside. Good elastic in the waist. She wears white taffeta Cissy panties and seamed stockings, which, I believe, are original. The panties may have some light spots on them. I will check in the morning when there is better light to make sure. Her shoes are red Cissy bases that have new elastic to go with the rest of her outfit. Her hat is an original Cissy hat that has had the damaged white horsehair braid removed. The brim is wired and can be shaped. The lily-of-the-valley flowers are in great shape, and I added a little vintage sprig to cover the stems. It is just stuck in there and can be easily removed if desired. There is a gold headband with good stretch that is inside the crown of the hat. Accessories include a vintage red and white plastic tote, pearl necklace with box clasp, vintage watch with red band and a newer pearl ring. The doll is a pretty display doll as she is. The addition of some cheek color would really enhance her. Cissy comes from a smoke-free home and is being offered to USA BUYERS LOWER 48 ONLY. Thank you for your interest, and please let me know if you have questions.
The item "VINTAGE MADAME ALEXANDER CISSY READY FOR DISPLAY" is in sale since Saturday, May 22, 2021. 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.