The thin cotton fabric of her skirt and shawl delights me. The bottom of the skirt is decoratively pinked instead of hemmed. You can see the brown leather body barely showing at the neckline. The skirt is flattened so I will place a little roll of fabric under it to puff it out just a bit.
A doll of this mold in the Strong Museum
Sophia Smith as this style of china head is known by doll collectors is one of my favorite styles. Fine China dolls are a pleasure to live with. I have a large perfect one by a different maker pictured below.
The frozen Charlotte below is dressed in her original dress and cape. This example is a covered wagon style. She is 3 1/2 inches tall and stands nicely in the doll cabinet unsupported.
Many of my chinas are gathered in an old cradle. The three small ones are a parian Alice, a Kloster Veilsdorf brown eyed so called Greiner style china, and another Sophia also with brown eyes. From the shape of her shoulder we know she once had a jointed wooden body.