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National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
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A small doll in the costume of a French Can-Can dancer. She is made of plastic and jointed at the shoulders and hips. She has moulded and painted facial features, and white mohair hair styled in a wavy, 'bouffant' style. She is wearing a pink silk dress which has a very full skirt and sleeves, both edged with black lace, and a low square neckline. Around her waist is a sash of black velvet ribbon. Underneath is a petticoat made from stiffened linen decorated with many rows of white lace, which has, at each side, a small bow of black velvet ribbon. Both the skirt and petticoat are sewn to the doll's hands and front waist to show off her legs as if dancing the Cancan. Underneath she has a short petticoat and knickers both made from white lace, and black fishnet stockings which end just above the knee where they are edged with a garter of pink and green braid in a floral design. Her black boots are painted on. Her head-dress is made from the same fabric as her dress, and consists of a large bonnet brim, decorated at the front with a huge pink feather. The doll also has a narrow black velvet ribbon which goes around the top of her head and under her chin, tied in a large bow near her right ear.