Beautiful parian doll head with decorated shoulder plate and RARE cafe au lait hair. Could be dressed as a male or female. Very similar doll (blonde) on p. 72 of Identifying German Parian Dolls, by Mary Krombholz. Another similar doll, also blonde, on p. 186 of A Pictorial Reference for German Chinas, also by Krombholz. Both references assign this to C.F. Kling. 6 inches high, 5.625 inches wide, inside 5.375 inches, inside is 3 inches depth front to back. Excellent condition, likely late 1860's.
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