Simon & Halbig is without a doubt one of the biggest names in the antique doll world, having produced countless bisque-head child dolls, as well as manufacturing heads for other distribution firms. Their 1009 model is a true delight, with a cute innocent expression and bright sleep eyes. This particular girl stands at 14.5" tall, on an antique wood & composition body that allows her to take on a variety of poses, all trussed up in a French "Bebe style" frock, with frills and lace that truly gives her an amazing presentation! With a head of ginger curls, she is bound to impress, all in a great overall condition! Do not hesitate to make this girl your own...
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Bisque socket head, with brown glass sleep eyes and painted lashes, brown feathered brows, and an open mouth with four upper teeth. Lightly blushed cheeks, with overall pale complexion and dimpled chin. She stands on an antique wood & composition jointed body, with most of the original finish. She stands at 14.5" tall. She wears a mohair curly wig in ginger red, in a short style.
She wears a burgundy frock dress with that unmistakable French "Bebe" silhouette, with white lace and pink ribbon and ruffled front bodice, with pleating to the skirt. Underneath goes a white cotton half slip and white cotton short pantaloons, along with white cotton socks and pink faux leather shoes with ties.
Marks: S7H 1009 DEP St. [back of head, incised]
Condition: Excellent. This girl has a beautiful bisque head that is free of hairlines, cracks, or restoration, and has excellent modeling, offering a beautiful dolly face that truly is alluring. The glass eyes sleep well. The body has most of its original finish, and is well-strung, with no wear other than the most minor and typical age wear, and flaking of the composition to the arms and to the joints. Hands are touched up. The costume is good overall, and presents well, in a clean damage-free condition. Overall, a great doll!
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