This china shoulder head, circa the early 20th century, was created in Germany by the Hertwig and Company Porcelain Factory. These dolls are often called "Pet Name" china heads as they have molded names on the front shoulder plates. This doll has black hair and blue eyes with a slightly turned head. Her molded bodice decoration includes a Peter Pan collar with a tie and the name "Bertha." The back of the shoulder plate is labeled, "Patent Appl For//Germany." The doll head is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs. There is some roughness on the front lower left corner of the shoulder plate. The head is 5 ½ inches in height and measures 4 1/2 inches from shoulder to shoulder.
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