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STUNNING "A.W. Special" Bisque Head Doll in Exquisite Costume


This offering is for a 24" doll marked "29//A.W.//Special//Germany"on the back of her bisque swivel head. The Adolph Wislizenus toy and doll factory was established in 1851 in Waltershausen, Germany. This company, throughout its entire history, did not make their own heads. Bahr & Proschild, Simon & Halbig, and Ernst Heubach all supplied heads for the A.W. dolls. The "Special" marked dolls are recognized as being superior in quality and were first offered in 1919. The description for this beauty follows.

HEAD: The condition of the head is perfect with no factory flaws, chips, hairlines, cracks, restoration or any other damage. The facial features are very fine. The doll has multi-stroke feathered eyebrows, real human hair eyelashes as well as finely painted eye lashes. Her prominent blue glass sleep eyes, at some time in the past, were made stationary. The bisque is of excellent quality with naturally blushed cheeks that have no rubs. Her mouth is small with a sweet smile that shows four upper teeth. She wears a vintage dark brown colored wig marked "Made in the U.S.A." It is in excellent condition and styled in pretty sausage curls.

BODY: The ball jointed wood and composition body is original and appears to be in excellent condition. I've not removed her clothing for fear of damaging it. The portions that are seen show the original paint which is in excellent condition. There is very minor wear along the back edge of the socket opening. There are joints at the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips and knees. Her hands, including her fingers, are in excellent condition, with red outlines around the molded nails. The feet also have all their toes and have had no restoration. The stringing appears to be original and in excellent, taut condition. The doll holds a pose easily seated or standing.

COSTUME: The costume worn by the doll in a single word is "EXQUISITE." The dress is made of peach colored plush satin, silk and lace. The beautiful bodice is lined, with the outer layer being perfect condition lace. The full length sleeves are also lavishly decorated with lace. Her horizontally pleated "V" shaped satin cummerbund adds extraordinary elegance. The silk skirt is perfectly pleated with a wide inset satin middle portion. The dress closes completely with snaps on the back of the dress. The condition of the dress is excellent, having no issues. Due to the perfectly tight fit of the dress, the material risks damage while removing the doll from the dress to view the body. The doll wears a pretty peach colored matched lace cap with a large flat satin bow on the front. The undergarments include a full silk slip with wide lace trim, pantaloons, ivory lace knee high stockings and vintage black patent, silver buckle decorated, shoes. This pretty doll is fortunate to be dressed in her stunning, immaculate costume.

This beautiful doll is display ready and guaranteed to meet your expectations. This offering qualifies for a 3 month layaway. Please refer to our customer friendly layaway payment plan found on our home page "Terms of Payment." Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for your visit and for taking time to learn more about the doll and view all of her photos.

Sale is confined to the USA due to the size and weight of the doll. DOMESTIC shipping by USPS insured standard mail is all inclusive with your purchase.

Item ID: SL 4862

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