Ladies and gentlemen, we are delighted to offer for sale this extremely rare and elusive Simon & Halbig character child doll that is seldom found and so sought after by the connoisseurs of German character children. We are awarding her the Couronne Royale D'Or designation (see below for definition). If you are interested in acquiring a doll that treads the fine line between plaything and a historically important work of art, you have found a prime example in this doll. There is no element of expression left un-captured by the artist in this face; from the deep and crisp modeling of the dimples, to the slight overbite of the lips and delicate smile, to the way that the light makes the eyes glow from the definition of the lower lid and the delight expressed in the eyebrows, this doll is a living portrait that will breathe life into any display. I am bereft that I must sell her as I am sure that I will never come across another in this rare larger size that allows these intricate details to be fully expressed. She is presented in a delightful antique costume and on a near mint body, there is nothing sub-par about this extraordinary doll!
~We are offering this sweet girl on layaway for up to 8 months! What a treat she is... Just let us know at checkout that you need time to pay for her or give us a call at 718.859.0901 if you have any questions about her. And she ships for free in the US!~
She has a beautiful bisque socket head on a fully jointed composition and wood body with original finish. Blue painted eyes , tapered brows, open/closed mouth with four upper teeth, lips modeled in a smiling position, long tail blond mohair wig with copious curls.
She is well dressed in an antique blue and white checkered cotton dress with wonderful antique white organdy pinafore with lace and embroidery accents. She also wears a floppy straw hat with applied cloth flowers, antique cream cotton chemise with lace trim, antique combination pantaloons and top with blue insertion ribbons, white cotton socks, antique blue (repainted) oilcloth shoes with metal buckles. A very sweet presentation in a schoolgirl costume.
MARKS: 151 S & H 7 ½
CONDITION: EXCELLENT. Fine quality bisque head with crisp and deep modeling the most gorgeous smiling face with deep cheek dimples, expert and detailed painting of features, gentle color. Significant wig pulls at the back of the head (see photos). The original body in excellent, original finish condition. This is the one of the most desirable of the Simon & Halbig Character children that is rarely ever found. A stunning Beauty! She currently books for about $7000 in this size. But due to her hidden wig pulls I am pricing her to sell. LBK 6-25-16. TBS 8/3/16
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