This 5 ¼ inch tall half doll, circa the early 20th century, is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs. She is glazed porcelain except for the base that is a gold painted porcelain with no glaze. The base is incised Germany on the front and with the number 3318 on the back. I beleive the gold paint has been added later.The lady has one arm away with perfect fingers. The plumed hat is interesting because there is a tulle netting decoration around the crown of the hat. Within the crown net are gold sequin type circular object. This netting is attractive on the hat but was probably a later decorative addition. It could easily be removed by the future owner if desired. She has a wonderfully expressive face reminiscent of the earlier china head dolls created by the German porcelain factories in the 19th century.
Antique dolls of high quality at fair prices backed by expertise and professionalism, sold with love
Joan's (JF) items will return in mid-November when she is home from Australia. Lynette's (LG) items are available now.