Such a magnificent picture she makes ~ this gorgeous 14" Belton Type German Bisque head doll, just stands out with her light blue paperweight eyes!
Made by the german firm of Bahr and Proschild, she was made to compete with the closed mouth French Bebe's of the time. Circa 1880. Marked only on the back of her bisque head with the incised number 204. Gorgeous light blue paperweight eyes with dark blue surrounding the pale center. She looks so inquisitive when you tilt her head just a certain way! Wonderful multi-stroke dark feathered eyebrows make her eyes truly stand out. Eyes are surrounded by lots of finely painted eyelashes. There were a few flecks of wax on her eyes with her wig on, I removed that. Sweet closed mouth with white space in the middle. Pierced ears with antique earrings. Her bisque head is without damage, including hairlines. Small cheek rub on right cheek.
Her original body is composition and wood and is straight-wristed. It has the original pull strings in the side to make her "cry", however she no longer has any sound. Middle of body was cut open to put the original mechanism inside and the closure made of leather appears to be original. Some edge wear and age related wear to her body, but it retains the original finish and is structurally sound.
She is wearing a delightful antique pink cotton dress with lace trim and pleats down the front. It is so sweet on her! Antique underclothing and shoes. Wig is a replaced mohair wig. Love her antique pink bonnet with the white ostrich feather!
She is all ready to display and just beautiful!
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