This bisque shoulder head was made by Gebruder Heubach from 1910 on. These heads were often made for mechanical toys and walkers. This happy guy is incised 2 over Germany. There may be more numbers but cannot be seen as the clothes are sewn on.He has intaglio eyes with white highlights and two tone shaded brows. His ears stick-out slightly and his two toothed smile is emphasized by dimples His hands clap and music plays when his bellow tummy is squeezed. The bisque is free of damage and repair. He is 9 1/4'' sitting and 12'' standing.
His one piece wooden forearms and hands are wired to the body . Both tips of the mitt hands are chipped .He sits on a flat wooden block that is the bellow base.The jointed composition bent legs allow him to sit or stand,[with support]. There is a glued piece and repaint on the left foot and paint touch-up on the right toes of the right foot.
He wears a one piece flannel suit trimmed in lace which is sewn on and knit booties. The fabric is odor free.
The dimples and grin are fabulous!
Great for Christmas display!
Item ID: bk338