Sweet 9 in. antique laughing boy by Gebruder Heubach. Nicely marked on the back of his head. Bisque socket head on a jointed composition body. Tiny blue sleep eyes with lovely painted eyebrows and eyelashes. Laughing open closed mouth with two lower teeth. Wearing original mohair wig. He is on his original fully jointed composition body, jointed at the shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. He appears to be wearing his original chemise, socks and shoes. She is also wearing under pants but not sure if they are original. His pink socks are old and his shoes are a white colored leather with silver tone buckles at the front. He is a lovely cabinet size and in wonderful condition. A wonderful example to add to ones collection. Please read condition below and look at all of the photos as they are part of the description.
CONDITION: Perfect bisque head with no hairlines, cracks or chips. No eye flakes. Facial coloring is very nice with some light cheek rubs. Wig is sparse in the back and partially attached. Will stuff the head from the back for shipping. Body is very nice but I am not sure if it has repaint. I used a black light to detect new paint but it did not glow so if the body has been repainted it is old paint and done long ago. Paint may be original. Normal paint wear to joints. All fingers are present with normal wear. Stringing is tight and poses well. Shoes have not been removed. When I tried I felt the silk ribbons felt like they were going to tear. I have never removed them. Clothing has stains and some holes consistent with age. Shoes and socks are very nice. No odor and from a smoke-free environment. While I make every effort to describe my items to the best of my ability I encourage you to look at all of the photos so that you can form your own opinion of condition.
MEASURES: 9 in. tall
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