19.5" German Parian Shoulder Head Doll w/ Pierced Ears & Earrings

This fine antique German parian porcelain shoulder head doll has the added feature of pierced ears as well as a simple but unusual hair style. She wears her hair with a small row of curls on top of the head, a smooth swoop of hair in back with a short braid horizontally across the back of the neck. Her 4 leaf clover rhinestone paste earrings are antique and believed to be original to her.

The shoulder head is marked with the number 7 impressed into the center back. The maker is unidentified, but the look and quality remind me of Conta & Boehme products. Her body is a simple old soft stuffed cloth body. The arms end in plain stumps with no defined hands.

The clothing is all antique and consists of a black and white striped cotton dress that buttons down the front. Underneath she wears a chemise, petticoat, pantaloons, and red knit slippers with leather soles.

Condition: The shoulder head is in good condition. There is one small pock mark manufacturing defect next to her mouth. Both slippers have holes in the heels.

She is a fine parian doll with uncommon hair style and pierced ears.

Item ID: Kredskirt1009

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

$950 $695 USD SALE

Make Offer Add to Wish List

5 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List.

Virtu Doll

Kathy Turner, Arlington, VA   

Antique dolls, jewelry and other oddities.

Ruby Lane Shop Rating
Platinum Rating Platinum
Exclusive Ruby Lane Member since 2008

"If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?" - Percy Bysshe Shelley

Shipping/Handling:To Be Determined
Insurance:$13.50 USD

Price for shipping to USA change location

Estimate shipping to a different location: