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23” Simon & Halbig 1079 Antique Doll In A Striking Red Costume
Bold! Unique! Unforgettable! Adjectives a young artist-in-training might use to describe her favorite paintings at the Louvre, but they describe her as well. Mama and Papa have brought this Simon and Halbig girl to Paris on holiday, and she only has eyes for the old masters. A beret rests at a jaunty angle atop her brilliant coppery curls, and her brightly-colored dress with lace trim and a black sash marks her as the most stylish of Bohemians. Ask her opinion of Caravaggio and watch those big blue eyes light up! Dressed for success in a stunning red ensemble, this 1079 Simon & Halbig is sure to steal your heart! A classic big blue-eyed beauty, it’s hard to turn down a chance at taking her home.
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She has a bisque socket head with beautiful deep modeling and expert painting, with big blue glass sleep eyes, framed by painted lower lashes, feathered and 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 a soft red mohair wig in coppery curls that come down to her shoulders. She is on her original beautiful fully jointed composition body with a lovely original finish.
She wears a red velvet dress with white lace trim and a black velvet sash. Her black velvet hat and gold pin are lovely accents for the look. Underneath she has a white cotton full slip with insertion lace and lace trim along with a pair of pantaloons, also trimmed in lace. Black knee high socks and black oilcloth shoes adorn her feet.
MARKS: Simon & Halbig / DEP / 1079 / Germany / 10
CONDITION: Generally Excellent. Gorgeous, pale bisque with expert and delicate painting of features, crisp and deep modeling of an absolutely gorgeous face, pleasant, subtle color. She does have some light speckling in the bisque on her face, but perhaps this little girl has some freckles? The composition body has a shiny original finish and is in great condition with only minor signs of age and soil. The middle finger on her right hand was re-glued, and there was some minor touch up to the back of the same hand. All around, she is a real beauty and presents very well. She has great pose-ability, and is bound to make a great addition to the collection.
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