Here comes a beautiful and rare antique German all bisque doll, a so called snowbaby, originally produced as Christmas ornaments by Hertwig & Co in Thuringia, starting with this type of small delicate dolls in 1864. Snow babies were so very successful on the market that many companies, mostly German and Japanese, copied the original designs.
Our cute doll here is 12 cm / 4 ¾ inches tall, quite a large one!
This Snowbaby might be a Hertwig & Co original; it is unmarked, pointing to an early date of production, probably around 1900 or earlier. Many early German snow babies (and other dolls & toys) were not marked since the crate they were packed in carried the country of origin. The delicately hand painted face is an extraordinarily strong indicator for being the genuine thing – but mind, there are excellent early copies too!
Our old snow baby’s once glittery “snow”, ground bisque, does not glitter much after all these years, and some of it is missing in small areas, but please, do consider that our snow baby here is more than 100 years old! All in all, snow baby’s condition is particularly good to excellent.
A genuinely nice antique collectable snow baby doll to live in your dollhouse or to be a special Christmas joy!
*Please, be aware that this listing is for the antique Snowbaby doll ONLY! All other items you see in the photographs will NOT come with the old Snowbaby doll!
*Please notice: This antique German Snowbaby doll belongs not into the hands of children; it may not fulfill the safety standards for toys in our time! So, it is not a children’s toy, though an adult collector’s & vintage or antique doll or toy lover’s item for display & decoration only!
Handling, worldwide shipping and insurance are included in our prices! We will ship all items in an insured package or registered letter on Priority Mail and provide a tracking number. Exceptions may apply in times of international crisis, such as pandemic or war!
Handling, worldwide shipping and insurance are included in our prices! Few Corona related exceptions may apply!
Antique Snowbaby 5 inches Christmas doll around 1900
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