c.1860s Antique German Lady - China Head Doll 17" HERTWIGc.1860s Antique German Lady - China Head Doll 17" HERTWIGc.1860s Antique German Lady - China Head Doll 17" HERTWIGc.1860s Antique German Lady - China Head Doll 17" HERTWIGc.1860s Antique German Lady - China Head Doll 17" HERTWIGc.1860s Antique German Lady - China Head Doll 17" HERTWIGc.1860s Antique German Lady - China Head Doll 17" HERTWIGc.1860s Antique German Lady - China Head Doll 17" HERTWIGc.1860s Antique German Lady - China Head Doll 17" HERTWIGc.1860s Antique German Lady - China Head Doll 17" HERTWIGc.1860s Antique German Lady - China Head Doll 17" HERTWIGc.1860s Antique German Lady - China Head Doll 17" HERTWIGc.1860s Antique German Lady - China Head Doll 17" HERTWIG

17" Hertwig Lady

Original Antique Doll - Made in Germany - c.1860s

With Vintage Chair as Pictured

[ FEATURES AND DETAILS... ]

- China Head / Cloth Body

- Approx. 16.5" Tall

This darling innocent-faced doll is simply too sweet -- and just in time for Valentine's Day.

Unmarked 17" china shoulder-head lowbrow doll on an older cloth body, with leather arms and one repair.

I couldn't find another doll like her on the Internet. But I believe she is an unusual or even rare Hertwig. I found a picture of her on page 274 of Krombholz's book on German Chinas.

The soft green leather (or bonded leather) boots are part of the body.

She has a black center part in her hair, blue eyes, and beautiful facial coloring.

She is wearing an adorable older/vintage rose-colored outfit with hearts embroidered on the white apron, and vintage underwear. A floral accent head garland completes this doll.

She comes with her lovely vintage chair as pictured.

[ CONDITION DETAILS ]

- Beautiful antique condition.

- No condition issues on the porcelain after careful observation. As with most/all china-head dolls, there are tiny "freckles" here and there from the firing process.

- There is age staining on the cloth body, and one repair, as pictured.

- The chair is vintage and shows some age on the surface, with chippy paint.

Just a fine old lady in great condition!

As with all my listings (unless explicitly stated otherwise), this comes from a NON-smoking environment.

Please SUPERSIZE all photos for a full picture of this lovely doll lot's condition.

[ IMPORTANT! - MORE ABOUT CONDITION ]

Besides the noteworthy issues mentioned above, EXPECT any antique doll (bisque/composition/leather/china/wood) to ALSO have:

(1) SIGNS OF AGE - for example: toned/crazed/chipped composition, minor wig pulls, loss of "hair" lashes on bisque heads (if they had them), not-so-tight stringing, etc., and

(2) MINOR CONSERVATION WORK by previous owners/collectors - for example: reset eyes (in most cases!), repairs to wig, repairs to clothing, touch-ups on composition/finish/paint, etc.

SO ... Any MAJOR issues -- hairline crack, total repaint, etc. -- would be itemized above, but these normal age/conservation details are not. They are to be expected. Thank you.

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ITEM ID
A0201.1320

c.1860s Antique German Lady - China Head Doll 17" HERTWIG

$239

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