Simon and Halbig toddler, bisque boy doll with bent leg legs meant to stand. Model 156/7, made for Adolph Hülss of Waltershausen, Germany. In 1926, Hülss patented a "bent-limb baby able not only to sit and lay, but also to stand." (Cieslik) Apparently Simon and Halbig frequently made heads for Hülss. 17 inches tall standing, this adorable lad is in excellent condition, although his arms could use a cleaning by someone who knows how to clean composition. Open mouth with two upper teeth and tremble tongue. He's on his original five-piece composition baby body, with the original finish. He has a bisque socket head, sleep eyes, painted upper and lower lashes, feathered brows. It looks as though his original eyelashes have been removed, but this does not detract. The bisque is in perfect condition with no hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. Human hair wig, which may or may not be original, is attached in front, slightly messy, but this is a baby boy, after all! He has a chip on the back of his left arm, missing the tip of his right thumb, some chips to the back of his left foot, and some chips to his toes. His torso is in excellent condition. He is marked Simon & Halbig, (ABW), Made in Germany, 156/7
I have made his clothing for him from a pattern by Polly Ford. His jacket and pants are cotton, and so is his shirt, with vintage rickrack trims and very old buttons. His jacket and pants are lined, and all the buttonholes are handworked.
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