She really IS amazing! What a grand and lovely, 40 Inch young girl to behold! She is of superior quality bisque made by the Simon Halbig firm circa 1890. She will be a part of your family for sure, gracing a focal point of a main room for all to enjoy! She’s the size of a real child, yet she has very low upkeep costs! That is until you start collecting period children’s clothing to fill her closet, children’s furniture to display with her, a trunk for her travels, and all the accessories and toys you could imagine she would like! What creative fun she will be! Such a tremendous find at a very fair price! Don’t miss this opportunity! She will compliment any doll collection and is of museum quality! Certainly, she’ll be bringing you joy for many years to come!
Her bisque head is in excellent condition without breaks, cracks, hairlines, chips or repairs. She is incised S H 949 with the size number 18. The quality of painting would only have been achieved by one of the top artisans of the Simon & Halbig firm. Painting a doll this size requires special brushes that are able to hold the amount of paint to make the long strokes on those feathered eyebrows. She has pierced ears, an open mouth with inset gleaming white, glazed porcelain teeth and grey-blue sleep eyes in great working order which were reset years ago! Close up enlargement may show some wax on the eyelashes but in real life nothing shows at arm’s length. She wears a dark brunette replacement human hair wig. A very faint small spot of variation to the blushing is on the right side of her face. It does not seem to be a rub but rather something that happened in the manufacturing process. She has a cork pate such as the French dolls had.
Her original ball jointed body is in overall good condition and has the original finish as seen in the photos, all her fingers and has been re-strung so she can hold a pose well. Somehow in her past, the front half of her left foot was broken but it has been professionally rebuilt to match the other foot so it is difficult to tell there has been this repair. Please request photos if you are considering purchase. She is ready to bring you joy for many years to come.
She wears an antique child’s outfit, with tucked pantaloons, a full slip with crocheted edging and a gorgeous bright fuchsia pink, black and cream silk plaid dress with black velvet ribbon trim. If the buyer prefers, I can create an antique cotton net lower sleeve that will attach under the cuff of the short sleeves and will be a bit billowy and then cuff again at the wrists. Her black stockings and fabulous custom made, black, child-size real leather, high button boots are a great compliment. They even have stacked laminated leather heels! Her darling, black antique straw bonnet is adorned with matching vintage silk flowers and antique feathers.
She could use a very full half slip with a hoop, correct for the 1860’s period of her dress.
If you are interested in additional antique child’s clothing pieces, specifically, an outstanding, winter coat from the 1890’s, please contact me for additional photos.
I will let the buyer find her some wonderful stuffed animal friends or other dolls to play with. The teddy bear is not included in this sale. A child size tea set would be perfect for her, wouldn’t it?
LAYAWAY: We offer layaway to help you realize your dreams without paying interest! Please check my sales policy link from my home page and email before purchasing to set up your custom plan. We use a written layaway contract for full understanding.
In light of full disclosure, I try to explain and point out even small things when I examine my dolls. Do not let this concern you because this is done with an eagle’s eye and most would never even notice or mention. Please remember that these are antiques, which means they are over 100 years old and most always show some sign of age and wear. Buy with confidence from Aunt Janie’s Doll Trunk. I always offer a satisfaction guarantee and return of dolls within 14 days if the item is received significantly other than described.
Thank you for visiting. You never know what wonderful dolls you’ll find in Aunt Janie’s Doll Trunk.! This sale is for the doll only. Other items are photographic props. Come back often and check my trunk for other fine or rare dolls in display ready condition. Please email me with further questions or more photos!
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