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German bisque mysterious and beautiful fashion doll. 17 inches with a swivel head, in a leather-lined socket, bisque shoulderhead suggesting a bosom. Well-formed leather body with outside seams and unusual knee treatment. This gorgeous lady has expressive brown glass eyes in their original set and a pensive look. Painted lashes, black eyeliner, somewhat heavy feathered brows and two upper teeth with a suggestion of a lower set. Her facial painting is somewhat uneven- this is not a tinted bisque: the pink tone was applied after the first firing. She has what I believe is her original light brown mohair wig, with a small bun in the back. Her right middle fingers are chipped on the inside but otherwise there are no chips, cracks or hairlines to report. Her leather body shows its age but is holding up quite well with some repairs to where the arms attach.
She is dressed for a ball or fancy dance or perhaps she is an opera singer: black tulle, pink faille, and black grosgrain ribbon are artfully sewn into a lovely confection, with a ruffled wrap that can be worn in many ways. This dress is not her original but was made for her some time ago- I am guessing the 1940's or possibly early 1950's. She wears cotton socks that may be original- I am not going to remove them because they fit so well. Her shoes are not original but are very old and also fit well.
Now we get to the mysterious part: her mold number is not listed anywhere- it does not exist- every list of mold numbers skips right over 51! and there are not that many German fashion ladies...so, have yourselves some fun- no matter who made her, she is a stunning creature and full of life. Nobody else will have this unusual doll, and she will make a dramatic addition to your collection.
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German bisque mysterious and beautiful fashion doll
$645 USD SOLD
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