Antique 14 inch (15-1/2" including hat), Admiral Dewey British and America officers bisque character doll by Dressel, Germany, 1898, from their series of American historical dolls. Dressed in his all original full Navy uniform including epaulets, belt, sword and hat. He is on a 5 pc composition body with painted boots.
The bisque head has molded grey mustache and eyebrows, brown eyes with highlight in pupil, age lines on forehead and under eyes, rosy cheeks and closed mouth. The head has been uniquely cut to accommodate his molded hat.
As a wonderful addition to this great character doll. An antique Admiral Dewey souvenir ribbon has been pinned to his chest.
He had some hairlines on his face but it was expertly touch up.
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