Heinrich Handwerck 22 inch doll. This socket head doll dates from 1900 and has a Simon and Halbig Model 550 head. Jan Foulke calls this head a dolly face with personality, and I agree. What a delight this girl is, with her big brown glass sleep eyes, slightly downcast at the outer corners, making her look intelligent and ever so slightly melancholy. A pert little nose and dimpled chin. She has a mohair wig that may or may not be original (it is not attached), a socket head, four teeth in an open mouth, evenly blushed cheeks. Her eyelashes are painted. Eye wax is intact. No chips, cracks or hairlines to her bisque. Her composition body shows only repair and repaint to her lower left knee. You can see the Handwerck stamp on her flank. She wears a lovely silk dress, what is likely her factory chemise or dress underneath, and short little knickers (these fit perfectly but likely not original.) On her head is a wonderful straw beehive hat trimmed with old flowers in a soft pastel mix of colors. Socks are replacements, shoes, possibly original, have been much repaired but are now holding together well. Marked 550 / Germany / Simon and Halbig. A really charming girl- and an asset to your collection.