Kammer and Reinhardt sailor boy, 14.5 inches, with a bisque socket head, sleep eyes, original curly mohair wig and composition body in played-with but very good condition. This head was made by Simon & Halbig for Kammer and Reinhardt, marked only with a 39 at the base of his neck, which indicates the size; there is no model number. His brown glass sleep eyes work perfectly, with upper and lower painted lashes, and molded, feathered eyebrows. Is this young fellow good-looking or what?.....He comes to you dressed in an ingenious outfit. I do not who made this for him. His double-breasted sailor or naval jacket is made of very old worsted wool, with a wonderful collar and working welt pockets made with a buttonhole stitch. Underneath, he wears a wool dickey and underneath that, a one-piece cotton vest attached to wool gabardine trousers. There is a piece of folded petersham under his jacket to give him a mariner's flair. His socks are black rayon, slightly loose, and his adorable leather shoes are a little too large for him but are visually appropriate. Also wears a stylish beret of antique and very fine wool gabardine
His head has no cracks, chips or hairlines, his wig is in excellent condition as is his eye wax. Pate is attached to his head. There are a couple of misses on his cheeks if you are looking for them. He has pierced ears. When I first acquired him, I thought this was an error....well, I thought he should be wearing girl clothes and have earrings. But then, I acquired one of these for my own collection and discovered he, too, is dressed as a boy and has pierced ears.
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