Here comes an antique china head doll, made around 1850 by Kestner & Co, on her original cloth body and with her original clothes. Doll measures 50 cm / 20 inches, measured to the middle of her head. She is from the German Biedermeier era.
As you can see the old porcelain head is in excellent condition, it sports a so called flat top hairstyle with an unpainted parting line in the middle. The face is delicately hand painted.
The cloth body is completely hand sewn with some repairs, namely the lower arms are probably not original, they are made of finest leather, and brittle with time. The left hand has no fingers anymore.
The china head is fixed with ribbons on the cloth body, I believe that to be original. The left ribbon (as you look at the doll) is broken, but the shoulder head still sits firmly on the body.
All the layers of clothes this doll sports are hand sewn! Please, do see all the photographs, I captured the long stockings, underpants, underskirt, shift, and shoes, all have traces of age.
The checkered woolen dress was once dark blue (to be seen on the back and inside) and has faded since, it has some thinned out spots. The fabulous lace apron is in finest condition!

All in all, this antique doll is still in robust condition (except the leather arms, they are fragile) and a Beauty too, just look at her content expression and her adorable little double chin!

*Please, be aware that none of the decorations you see in the photographs will come with antique china head doll, this listing is for the antique doll in her clothes ONLY!

*Please notice: This antique Biedermeier 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 toy lover’s item only!

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ITEM ID
RL - 640
COLOR
Black, White

Hildegard’s Toy Emporium

Kestner & Co China Head Doll 1850s original clothes 20"

€735
~ $767

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