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Beautiful 20" All Antique Simon & Halbig 1249 "SANTA" with Super Antique Windowpane Dress & Leather Shoes
This beauty all dressed up in her crispy whites with a darling antique hand tatted bonnet is ready for her new home! We are sure she will be gone soon at this price.~ When my clients call me for collection counseling or to discuss the merits of one doll over another, something that I find we always focus on in this decision is the integrity of all antique costuming and presentation. If you are looking for an outstanding example of the Simon & Halbig German bebe for Hamberger, look no further, this beauty is it. In excellent condition, this classic example is a gold star version of this key German 'Name Doll.' If you have a Bleuette, a Daisy, a Rosette, a Fanny, or simply have been dreaming of owning all the 'Named Girls', the Santa is a necessary staple to display with your other dollies now or in the future. But even if you are not collecting by name, get her for her outstanding beauty! Not to mention I have many customers who buy three or even four examples of this gorgeous doll over the years, because each one is different, with truly distinct but familial faces and invariably lovely. This particular doll really has everything we could ever wish for in a Named Girl, but especially that face! We love her so and we are certain that you will too!
~'Santa' is available on layaway! Take up to 8 months to pay for her in an easily customizable layaway. Give our office a call any time at 718.859.0901 to hear an in hand description of her excellent condition or to discuss layaway terms!~
She has a fine quality bisque socket head on a fully jointed composition and wood body signed HANDWERCK (Handwerck made many bodies for Simon & Halbig and S & H made heads for Handwerck). Rich chocolate brown fixed eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, molded and feathered brows, open mouth with four upper teeth and characteristic lower lip mark, dimpled chin, pierced ears, very pretty light blond mohair wig in the "flottante" style. Dressed in pretty antique white windowpane cotton dress with flap over bodice with long tails of lace edged lappets, insertion lace trim and a pretty pale pink sash and bow, antique white cotton full slip and antique pantaloons, pink cotton knit antique socks and antique cream leather shoes with ankle straps and metal buckles. She is topped off with a sweet and delicate antique hand-tatted bonnet with applied colorful pastel silk rosettes. bodice. Just an angelic presentation overall!
MARKS: S & H 1249 DEP Germany 8
CONDITION: Excellent. A very lovely bisque head with fine quality pale bisque, very crisp and deep modeling of lovely and desirable Santa features expert painting and glowing color. The original body in excellent shiny original finish condition with only minor age wear at the joints. This is one of the prettiest Simon & Halbig molds, and this doll is a particularly alluring example. How could one say no to her lovely face? LBK 9-9-2016
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