Here comes a beautiful antique German china head doll from the late Biedermeier era, made between 1840 and 1860, with her original jointed and marked leather body and quite heavily filled with sand. The mark on the body is a blue oval with “Imperial” a crown and “Germany”, I have never seen this mark before and can’t identify it. The dolls china shoulder plate bears no mark as is usual. Dolls arms and legs seam too heavy and rough for the rest of the body and there are traces of an old restoration, so it is fairly certain that the limbs were substituted and are not original.
Our old china head doll here measures 38 cm / 15 inches over all & 23 cm / 9 inches sitting. Doll comes WITHOUT the doll stand, but as you can see in the photographs, she sits perfectly stable on her own.
The china head of our antique doll here is in excellent condition as you can see in the photographs, note the brilliance of the hand painted quietly smiling face! There is a little blue smear on the forehead, it must be original. Our old doll has rare fine brushstrokes painted around the face and wears a vertical curls hairstyle.
The leather body shows traces of age and play, but the joints are working all well!
The white cotton bloomers our antique doll is wearing are very old too and made in the old fashion, that is to say wide open at the important parts – this is not a flaw, it is intended this way! The underskirt is antique, but not belonging to the doll originally, her original clothes would have been hand-sewn! The white dress is quite fitting, but the youngest of her attire, from the 1950's. Doll comes without shoes.
Please, be aware that NONE of the decorations you see in the photographs will come with the antique doll, this listing is for the doll in her clothes ONLY!!
*Please notice: This antique German china head doll belongs not into the hands of children; it may not fulfill the safety standards for toys in our time! So, it is not meant as a toy, though an adult collector’s & vintage or antique doll or toy lover’s item for display & decoration only!
We will ship all items worldwide in a fully insured package on Priority mail and provide a tracking number! Handling, worldwide shipping and insurance is included in our prices!
Handling, worldwide shipping and insurance are included in our prices!
China Head Doll, German made around 1850, 15”, leather body marked ‘Imperial’
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