LOOK at this stunning beauty! History just beams out from this adorable bisque girl by Simon & Halbig -- made in the 1079 model, she looks as if she just stepped out of a time machine, and into the present! She's in incredible condition in her original presentation box, with the RARE pink kidskin body in NEAR-MINT condition! Look at that tight stringing, and those poses she can strike! Look at that original mohair wig, and that original underwear set! This girl is no ordinary bisque doll, to be set with all the others; she has a history, that is spelled out in all of her details, including her box. From what I can tell, evidenced by the writing on the interior of the box of the name "Bendida", this was the name ascribed to this doll, as an export from the German Simon & Halbig factories. Much like the Thracian moon goddess Bendida, this girl will be a shining light in your collection, and guaranteed to please. She has held up extraordinarily well over the tests of time, and comes to you now, ready to be accepted into your doll family!
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Bisque swivel socket head on bisque shoulder plate, with beautiful deep modeling and expert painting, with big brown glass sleep eyes, framed by painted lower lashes, feathered and raised molded brows, and an open mouth with four upper teeth and a dimpled chin, with lightly blushed cheeks. Her ears are pierced, and she wears her original soft blond mohair wig in loose curls that come down to her shoulders. She is on her gorgeous original pink kidskin body, with composition arms and legs, with jointed arms, and pin-jointed legs. Stands at 17" tall.
She is adorned in her original antique underwear set: a white cotton lace-trimmed chemise, and matching embroidered pantaloons. Black lace cotton socks, and original antique oilcloth brown and black shoes with ties.
Box is 19" in length, 3.5" in height, and 6" in width.
MARKS: S&H 1079 DEP Germany 6 1/2
CONDITION: Absolutely Excellent. Gorgeous, pale bisque with expert and delicate painting of features, crisp and deep modeling of an absolutely gorgeous face, pleasant, subtle color. Bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. The glass eyes sparkle and are with great pupil alignment. The eyelids have been freshly re-waxed. The kidskin body is the rare pink version, with nice coloring and essentially no age wear, with tight stringing and joints to allow for great poseability. Arms and legs have been scrubbed, but still retain the original paint finish. Costume and box in good condition, although one end of the box has been reinforced with tape.
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