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Here comes a precious antique German doll, made by Alt, Beck & Gottschalck around 1880. The full domed bisque shoulder head sits on the original leather body. The doll is large; she measures 74 cm / 29 inches.
The bisque shoulder head is marked on the back: “639 Germany Nr.12”. It has a sweet child’s face with fixed brown glass eyes, feathered eyebrows (see the pencil strokes up over one eye and down over the other eye!), painted eye lashes, and a closed mouth. On the left cheek the rouge is not quite perfect (see photographs).
The pale blond human hair wig is probably original, the white antique flower crown maybe a later edition.
The original antique leather body is of excellent condition, please do see all the photos! There is a small very old restoration only; the arms are sewn on anew.
As you can see the doll sits perfectly, so if you do not have a doll stand of the large size needed here it presents no problem.
The undergarments and the white dress (the one tiny flaw it has is photographed) the doll wears are all antique, probably belonging originally to the doll, it is impossible to say! The dolls socks and shoes are a bit younger, from the 1930s, but nevertheless about 90 years old.
All in all, this is an exceedingly rare 140 years old antique doll in outstanding condition!
Please, be aware that NONE of the decorations you see in the photographs will come with the antique doll – this listing is for the antique doll in her clothes ONLY!
*Please notice: This antique doll does not belong 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 toy lover’s item for decoration & display only!
***Please understand that we do have to charge extra for this doll if shipped internationally! Handling, shipping, and insurance are normally included in our prices, but not so in this case!
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Alt, Beck & Gottschalck full dome bisque head mold 639 leather body 29" from 1880
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