This 12 inch tall doll, circa the third quarter of the 19th century, has a papier mache head, lower arms and legs, with the original cloth and cardboard body. The brown doll has a curly black mohair wig and black glass pupilless eyes. She has a wood block mechanism in her chest that, when squeezed, makes the mouth open revealing and sticking out her tongue. The doll is in good condition with no repaint or repair. There is some chipping on the front of the papier mache shoulder plate that has most likely happened when the mechanism was activated. The baby most likely wears her original white cotton dress, petticoat, bonnet, and diaper. The clothing is in good condition except for some holes and wear around the hem of the baby gown. There are no markings on the doll but she is definitely of German origin and represents the humorous whimsical side of the doll making world of the past.
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Joan's (JF) items will return in mid-November when she is home from Australia. Lynette's (LG) items are available now.