ANTIQUE MINERVA BLACK DOLL
MADE IN GERMANY 13 INCHES TALL
CELLULOID & CLOTH
MOVING SALE!!! We have finally moved. I am now back to unpacking my Mother's doll collection. I will probably be selling dolls for next year or more. I have gotten about half-way through, and honestly, these have been packed and in storage for nearly 20 years. She collected what she grew up with (she passed away a few years ago at the age of 90). Mostly compos, but also a few bisque. She had a bit of an obsession with black dolls. That being said, here I go...
Excellent and all original (at least, I think she is all original). Early 1910's. Antique Minerva doll. Made in Germany. BLACK celluloid head with cloth body. 13 inches tall. Embossed on the back of her head, "Minerva Germany," with the helmet trademark. Cloth body is outstanding, perfect. Fabulous fat little feet! She has a crier box inside, but I can't get her to cry. The perfect celluloid head has beautiful molded hair and painted features (tiny pin prick of color missing on tip of her nose). Fantastic, I am calling them googly eyes, but they could be considered flirty too. Lashes on one eye are really short, none on the other, but I don't think lashes make a difference in the look of the eyes. I love this little girl! Dress and bloomers with matching hat are superb. Attached to the hat is a bit of black mohair, to make it appear that she is wigged. Has a flower wooden necklace. Fit perfectly, I think these are original. Doll was never displayed after my Mother bought her years ago. Waitng for a good home!
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