This is a very rare and enchanting toy or doll. It features a bisque head in beautiful condition. Molded and painted features. His hair has been painted to resemble strands of hair. Intaglio blue painted eyes, open closed mouth with a laughing appearance, tiny white teeth. Back of head is marked Heubach. Bisque lower arms and hands. Metal wire extends upwards from elbow area to shoulder, so his arms can be positioned to move. Black silk ruffle around neckline is melting a bit. His torso is made of cardboard. Very sweet original costume in caramel color with pom pom accents down the front. One can see the original color of his clothing must have been a country blue and has faded to the warm caramel color. This is also visible in the folds of the cloth that was not displayed in light. He separates at the waist, and becomes two parts--head and torso, and lower torso and legs. One can hide treasures or candy in the hidden cardboard container. Legs have wire apertures, wooden lower legs and painted shoes. Some minor cracking to one shoe. 13" tall. A very unusual candy container. He can stand on his own, but I would use a doll stand for support.
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