Daisy, Daisy, look at our garden grow! We are indeed half crazy over the likes of this beautiful little Handwerck Daisy in her sweet costume and delighted expression! If you've been waiting to get one of these rare German 'Name' dolls, this beauty is truly a vision in with that glowing face. She has a very special set to her face that makes her stand out as a prime example of this model. Note: Daisy is a doll that was used as a premium for 3 subscriptions and $4.50 to the Ladies Home Journal in 1911. There were a total of 26,000 dolls made. The original order was for 5,000 dolls to be made by the JD Kestner doll company in Germany. Simon and Halbig also supplied dolls that are marked Heinrich/Handwerck Germany 1.
Note: It is not known for sure if Daisy came with only blue eyes and not brown.
~Daisy is available on layaway! Just give our office a call anytime at 718.859.0901 to hear an in hand description of her condition, or to discuss layaway options.~
She has a bisque socket head on a fully jointed composition and wood body signed HEINRICH HANDWERCK GERMANY 1. Brown sleep eyes with painted lower lashes and upper lashes , molded and feathered brows, open mouth with four upper teeth, original light blond mohair wig. Dressed in a lovely vintage white cotton dress with tiny rose polka dots, lace trim, antique full slip with lace edge, pantaloons with lace edge, white socks, white faux leather shoes and she dons a lovely antique cream bonnet with lace trim.
MARKS: Head Germany HEINRICH HANDWERCK SIMON & HALBIG 1 Body HEINRICH HANDWERCK 1 CONDITION: Excellent. Fine quality bisque with expert decoration of features, expressive and crisp modeling of lovely face, subtle coloring. The original body in excellent original finish condition with just some minor and typical age wear and one finger is repaired. A rare example of this very desirable and lovely doll! What makes her a Daisy is her 18” size and marks. This Daisy type is very hard to come by these days as many collectors are scooping them off the market.