This offering is for a pretty 16 1/2" bisque shoulder head doll on the original all kid riveted body. This is an early model by Ernst Heubach. The later "275" mold dolls are found on kid bodies with cloth legs. The change was due to economic reasons. Dolls with cloth legs were cheaper to manufacture and, therefore, could be priced to be more competitive in the market. SHOULDER HEAD: This pretty girl's bisque shoulder head is in perfect condition with no factory flaws, cracks, hairlines, chips, facial rubs or restoration. Her original brown glass sleep eyes are on their original rocker. They sleep perfectly. The facial details are very pleasant. The open mouth has upper teeth and reveals a sweet smile. The synthetic wig has been replaced and complements her bisque coloring and her costume. The BODY is in excellent condition. It is all leather except for the original bisque lower arms and hands (no chips). The body has full functioning riveted joints which allows the doll to be posed more easily. There are no holes, mends, weakened areas, or restoration of any type on the body or hands. As you can see in the photos, this body is of higher quality than those used later. COSTUME: This pretty girl wears an eyelet lawn dress, complete with tiny buttons and lace on the bodice. It is possible the dress is original. The dress opens in the back and is closed with tiny hooks and eyes. A new satin ribbon was added to emphasize the doll's small waist. The white cotton bloomers are very old and have cotton string ties. The shoes are cloth, the stockings appear to be vintage nylon. Both were added, but are definitely old. One of the shoes has lost its buckle. The costume is in excellent condition, showing no soil and lacking holes, rips, tears, stains or mends. It is clear this doll has been well cared for by her first owner and those who followed. She is looking for a new home and is fully guaranteed to meet all of your expectations.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Domestic Shipping by Priority Mail, with full insurance has a flat fee of $10.75. International shipping may be arranged by contacting me so the USPS charge may be provided prior to placing a purchase order. Thank you for your visit and for taking time to learn more about this doll and view the photos.
Item ID: SL 5449
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