In a box, stored since my great aunt received it in 1935. She told me she wanted a gu n and not a doll and its apparent she didnt play with it much. It stands 25 tall, is all composition. Flirty eyes are cloudy as typical. No crazing on limbs, just some cracks on eyelids as also typical of the ST dolls of this period as the material is thin there.She has spectacular coloring and her original hair set! The clothing includes her original labelled dress with Original Pin, romper underwear, socks and shoes. Underwear has been cleaned and pressed, dress has some age stains but has not been cleaned as I dont want to risk losing the pleats.
Her shoes and socks are pristine. She has been restrung but its highly recommended to get the appropriate doll stand. Shes wearing whats known as the Dancing dress.
The box is somewhat fragile. Although its not a ST box, she fits perfectly and I assume thats the box she came home in. Composition Shirley Temple by Ideal, Vibrant Coloring, in original Pink Pleated Dancing Dress similar to costume worn by Shirley in early publicity photographs.
All composition with socket head and five piece body, sleep eyes, mohair lashes, original blonde mohair wig in ringlet curls. Marks: 25 Shirley Temple Ideal. Excellent condition: wearing original pink organdy pleated dress with embroidered collar, aqua bows for hair, collar, and wrists, original undergarments , and near-perfect original socks and shoes. Ideal, circa 1935, has original non-NRA rayon label, and button with stamped rim.Note: The doll is presented in her original Madame Alexander box (my aunt reports the doll came in this Box). They had a composition shoulder plate, head, legs, and arms (later also made with rubber shoulder plates and arms, the rubber deteriorated extremely over the years and finding one of these with arms in good condition is nearly impossible), and a cloth body. They were marked SHIRLEY TEMPLE on the back of the head.
They came as wigged or bald, and had an open mouth with two upper teeth and three lower ones. The babies came in an organdy long dress and bonnet, cotton panties/slip, and leather booties. They came in sizes: 16", 18", 20", 22", 25" and 27". The item "Vintage 1930s Composition Shirley Temple Doll With Flirty Eyes" is in sale since Saturday, February 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Ideal\Shirley Temple".The seller is "sues58" and is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.