Just imagine this: you wake up every morning, eager to get through your routine so you can rush over to your collection cabinet or crib to tend to the most precious, massive Konig & Wernicke baby you have ever seen! Truly a classic example of these gorgeous dolls, this K&W 99 baby has extremely-crisp and sharp modeling of the bisque, with a bright and lively expression that is a real rarity in babies. The blue eyes are sparkling and so full of life, it's almost as if she is going to start going "goo-goo-ga-ga"! The original composition baby body brings her to a big height of 25" tall, and she is ready for presentation in her gorgeous antique dress, with a bonnet to top her off. This is the kind of baby to define a doll collection, without a doubt. As a lover of German babies myself, I can say that this is a particularly-gorgeous example of the magic that antique doll manufacturers like Konig & Wernicke could make with a little bit of bisque, a lot of imagination, and endless love.
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Bisque socket head with nice modeling and painting of features. 16" head circumference. Blue glass sleep eyes with painted lashes, and upper real lashes, feathered flyaway brows, and an open mouth with two upper teeth. Bisque tongue. Slight rosiness to cheeks, and overall pale bisque. Deep cheek dimples. Original composition baby body, with original finish. The body is a cryer model, although the cryer mechanism no longer works. She wears her original human hair blond wig. 25" tall.
She wears a white cotton vintage bonnet atop her head with an eyelet lace overlay, and ribbon ties. She wears an antique white cotton dress with swiss dotting, and scalloped edging all around. Underneath goes a white cotton antique full slip with button fastening at the shoulders, and a pair of pullstring pantaloons. White cotton socks go on her feet, under a pair of sturdy vintage faux leather cream boots with ties.
Marks: Germany 99/15 [back of head]
Made in Germany [stamp on back of torso]
CONDITION: Excellent. Bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. Modeling is crisp and deep, with expert attention to painting detail. The glass eyes are clean and sparkle well, and sleep well, with intact upper lids and real upper lashes. The composition baby body has the original finish, with a nice glossy varnish on top, and is strung tightly. Some wear, particularly to the fingertips and toes, but this is not terribly noticeable. Cryer mechanism does not work. The original wig has no issues, and has an attached pate. The costume is good without any issues: everything is clean and well.
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Konig & Wernicke 99 Antique Character Baby 25" with Head Circumference 16"
$300 $400 SALE