Nothing can warm a doll lover's heart quite like holding a baby doll in their arms! This darling girl fulfills every cherished dream of such a doll, with her big blue eyes and soft golden hair beneath a ruffled bonnet. And that antique christening gown, as white as seafoam and frothy with precious embellishments. Blue ribbons, delicate and dainty, complete her ensemble. She's large as life and just waiting for a new parent to bring her home!
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 98 baby has extremely-crisp and sharp modeling of the bisque, with a bright and lively expression that is a real rarity in babies. The big blue sleep eyes are sparkling and so full of life, it's almost as if she is going to start giggling or gurgling. The original composition baby body with bent limbs and jointed at the hips and shoulders, and she is ready for presentation in her gorgeous antique christening gown with an antique baby 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 create with bisque, a lot of imagination, and endless love.
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She has a huge bisque socket head with a 17 inch head circumference. She has expert modeling and painting of features large blue glass sleep eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, feathered brows, and an open mouth with two upper teeth and bisque tongue. and rarer pierced nostrils She has smooth pale bisque with gently blushed cheeks and a dimpled chin. She is on her original bent limb five piece composition baby body with original finish. She wears a human hair blond wig.
She wears a long white cotton antique christening gown in wonderful condition with tucked bib, ruffled collar and bib trim with eyelet embroidery, ruffled cuffs and the long skirt with similar rows of tucks and ruffled lace edged hem. Underneath is a long cotton baby under-gown with similar accent details as the dress, under that she wears antique panties, pink socks and antique pink and cream embroidered woolen booties. White cotton socks go on her feet, under a pair of sturdy vintage faux leather cream boots with ties.
Marks: Germany 98/14 [back of head]
CONDITION: Excellent. Bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. Modeling is crisp and deep, with expert attention to painting detail. Big original blue sleep eyes function well. There are a few isolated pepper specks to the face which are hardly noticeable. The composition baby body has the original finish, with just very minor wear and slight retouch to the fingers. She is tightly strung.
The nice blond human hair wig has no issues. What a darling baby to put in your spare pram, high chair or on your lap!
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NOTE: The Teddy Bear is not included with the doll.
26" Darling Konig & Wernicke 98 Antique Character Baby in Long Christening Gown
$575 $875 SALE