Here comes a beautiful antique German Parian doll, made by Dornheim, Koch & Fischer around 1870. The doll is said to depict “Gräfin (Countess) Dagmar”.
The doll is 45 cm / 18 inches tall. As you can see in the photographs, the beautiful pale bisque shoulder head sits on a cloth body with china forearms and legs.
The face is delicately painted, with single stroke eyebrows, a red lid line, grey eye liner, a red dot to accentuate the inner eye, cobalt blue irises with black pupils, white highlighted, nostrils accentuated, high red rouge, and closed heart shaped mouth.
Our beautiful Countess here has pierced ears and earrings, no chips!
The lovely “café-au-lait” coloured hair do is made with tousled bangs and pulled back sides that end in a curly bun, all held by black and bronzed ribbon - or combs.
On the left of the neck is a small area where the surface of the pale bisque appears to be slightly different, I captured it in the photographs, it is possibly from the production process or a very sophisticated made restauration – I cannot say.
The body is hardly original to the doll, vintage but for certain not antique, it is perfect in shape and heavily filled, and the porcelain arms and legs are beautifully made, so I assume they may have been made in true copy of the original in the 1960s to 1970s. On the left wrist is an old restoration to be seen.
Our antique Parian doll wears long bloomers, an undergarment and a dress that is beautifully and professionally made, presumably in the 1980s. It appears to fit in the period the doll was originally made in shape - although sadly, with no regard to the material. Somebody chose artificial lace and plastic buttons, a most disappointing thing to do in comparison to the skill that went into making of the dress. Maybe the genuine silk ribbons make up for that kind of lapsus a little bit…
All in all, this antique doll is in particularly good condition and an exceedingly rare piece to find!
Please, be aware that NONE of the decorations you see in the photographs will come with the antique Parian doll – this listing is for the Dornheim, Koch & Fischer doll ONLY!
*Please notice: This antique doll belongs not into the hands of children; it may not fulfill the safety standards for toys in our time; therefore, bear is not meant as a toy, though an adult collector’s item for display & decoration only!
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Parian doll Dornheim Koch and Fischer 18" made around 1870 Countess Dagmar
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