18" Antique German Conta & Boehme China Doll w/ Rare Hair Style

This elegant 18" antique doll features a very fine and unusual china shoulder head by the German company Conta & Boehme. She has heavy lidded eyes that look slightly upward, giving her a slightly sleepy peaceful expression. Her hair is smoothly parted down the center, then has twisted ropes of hair down each side. In back she has a complex knot of braids surmounted by a headband. The shoulder head alone measures 4" tall by 3.75" across, and about 2.25" deep at the base. There appears to be a number 5 impressed under the glaze next to the center front sew hole, and possibly another mark as well less distinct.

She has a very fine early vintage body that looks to me like an unmarked Emma Clear body possibly from the 1940s. Without markings this is only an educated guess though. The body looks like it was commercially made. It is tightly stuffed and has beautifully made china arms and legs.

Her clothing may date from the same vintage as the body. She is wearing a very elegant beige over creamy gold silk dress. She has 2 layers of petticoats and pantaloons underneath.

Condition: There are no chips, cracks or repairs to the china. There is some color wear to the braids on the back of the head, and to the hair the frames the face in the front. The shoulder head has some typical minor imperfections in the glaze here and there. The skirt of her dress is shredding in the front and along the bottom of the hem.

This item is offered on behalf of the Coleman Collection. Other select items will be posted from this collection as well.

Item ID: CMcl110


Offers considered, except on Red Tag sale items and on items with final reductions.

18" Antique German Conta & Boehme China Doll w/ Rare Hair Style

18" Antique German Conta & Boehme China Doll w/ Rare Hair Style
18" Antique German Conta & Boehme China Doll w/ Rare Hair Style
18" Antique German Conta & Boehme China Doll w/ Rare Hair Style
18" Antique German Conta & Boehme China Doll w/ Rare Hair Style
18" Antique German Conta & Boehme China Doll w/ Rare Hair Style
18" Antique German Conta & Boehme China Doll w/ Rare Hair Style
18" Antique German Conta & Boehme China Doll w/ Rare Hair Style
18" Antique German Conta & Boehme China Doll w/ Rare Hair Style
18" Antique German Conta & Boehme China Doll w/ Rare Hair Style

This elegant 18" antique doll features a very fine and unusual china shoulder head by the German company Conta & Boehme. She has heavy lidded eyes that look slightly upward, giving her a slightly sleepy peaceful expression. Her hair is smoothly parted down the center, then has twisted ropes of hair down each side. In back she has a complex knot of braids surmounted by a headband. The shoulder head alone measures 4" tall by 3.75" across, and about 2.25" deep at the base. There appears to be a number 5 impressed under the glaze next to the center front sew hole, and possibly another mark as well less distinct.

She has a very fine early vintage body that looks to me like an unmarked Emma Clear body possibly from the 1940s. Without markings this is only an educated guess though. The body looks like it was commercially made. It is tightly stuffed and has beautifully made china arms and legs.

Her clothing may date from the same vintage as the body. She is wearing a very elegant beige over creamy gold silk dress. She has 2 layers of petticoats and pantaloons underneath.

Condition: There are no chips, cracks or repairs to the china. There is some color wear to the braids on the back of the head, and to the hair the frames the face in the front. The shoulder head has some typical minor imperfections in the glaze here and there. The skirt of her dress is shredding in the front and along the bottom of the hem.

This item is offered on behalf of the Coleman Collection. Other select items will be posted from this collection as well.

Item ID: CMcl110


Offers considered, except on Red Tag sale items and on items with final reductions.

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