A very rare all original lady doll by the firm Simon & Halbig, with a kid, twill, and wood body, bisque lower arms and hands. She has a beautiful bisque shoulder head with very crisp molding, a slightly open mouth with 5 tiny square cut teeth, and dark brown sleep eyes. Her brows are feathered; she has delicately painted single stroke eyelashes all around her dark eyes with little detail dots at inner eye corners and in her nostrils. Her tiny lips are outlined and there is a crisp dimple in her chin; the cheeks are softly blushed. Her pierced ears have tiny pink earrings. She has her original blonde wig and cork pate.
She wears all original clothing, a pink dot dress that fits her perfectly with an oval antique pin, beautiful underclothes, including a lace-edged slip, camisole and pantalets. She has brown leather original high button boots and lace-edged socks. A vintage hat with pink ribbon has been added. It is very old and goes well with her dress, fits her head perfectly.
Her body is unusual. It is twill in the torso with wood under the twill, across where the arms string. The upper arms are wood covered with kid leather. There is a hinged elbow with a pin and the lower arm is bisque with very lovely hands. (one thumb and fingertip was professionally repaired) The lower body, legs and feet are kid. The kid is in wonderful condition, no breaks or cracks at seams. (See photos).
This is an early Sonneberg doll made for the French trade.
She is so rare and beautiful that she could rival a French poupe for her beauty, and is much rarer. She was made for the French companies, or to compete with French companies, and she does.
Marks: 4 60 DEP x
Condition: Excellent. Beautiful oily bisque with crisp molding and fine detail painting, free of hairlines, chips, or damage. Body in very good original condition. Professional repair to bisque of one thumb and fingertip on left hand. Kid leather not leaking or cracked. The eyes sleep well and are aligned; missing some eyelid wax on one eye. All original clothing and boots, in very good condition. She presents beautifully. Lovely small cabinet size. (12.5")
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