Nice and complete china head doll more than likely from the "Hertwig" factory. Doll head is perfect but has no markings on it, either front or back. It is nicely painted for a small doll and is unusual in the fact that the head is turned to the left. Most of the heads are straight ahead or turned to the right. The exceptions are those turned to the left. I know this because I have collected china dolls since 1965 and have been a UFDC member since 1966. The body is old and I would more than likely say original to the doll. The lower arms are of white unglazed bisque while the feet are the old glazed china with the typical blue painted garters. The body is cloth and in really great condition. I have seen MANY of these dolls and bodies throughout the years and this is just as common to have hands or feet of unglazed bisque and the others glazed china as well as the bodies where both arms and legs are of glazed china to match the head. The underwear panties are of old lace trimmed cotton while the petticoat and dress are of a later satin like fabric. There is also a small tear on the left side of the bodice of the dress but the clothes are sewn on so I have not touched them. The total height of the doll is 12" and the face is well painted, not smeared and splotched like many of these smaller dolls. the hair is from the 1900 period of the china dolls and it does not have the red lid lines (probably to small of a head to pout them on). Over all a nicely done little china to add to your collection especially if you check and see that you do not have one already that has the head turned LEFT on the shoulder plate. To check this go and get your doll. Hold it down in front of you with the back to your chest. Now look straight down at the top of the head and you can see if it is straight forward, turned right (common), or in this case, turned to the left (unusual).
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