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Marvelous 17.5" Flirty Mein Liebling 117n with Original Wig & Original High-Knee Teenage Body!
"Liebling! Come inside!" Mama is trying to call this Kammer and Reinhardt girl inside to her schoolwork, but there's so much more to learn from the garden! Her flirty brown eyes dart from a sapling oak to butterflies among the rose bushes; the wind whips through her short, brown curls as if pulling her towards some grand adventure. She still wears her vintage white pinafore over a green-and-red tartan school dress, but she can almost imagine it's shining armor or a smart scientist's coat. What could she be? She'll have to see everything to find out!
Mein Liebling means “my darling” or “my beloved” in German, and looking at this girl I think we all know how this mold earned the name! The 117n model comes with an open mouth and beautiful flirty side-glancing eyes. Best of all, she is on her original high-knee “teen-age” body with slant hips and original rubber hands! The Mein Liebling is one of the crown jewels in the German character world, and any well-rounded collector should be pleased to have a charming girl like this in their collection. Look at that absolutely precious school-girl costume! With her original wig set in a style contemporary to her time, featuring bouncy, short curls that frame her angelic face. I don’t think the school master will ever be angry with her!
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She has a bisque socket head on her beautiful fully jointed original slant hip, high-knee teenage body with original finish and her original rubber hands. Her beautiful brown glass flirty eyes have painted tin lids that descend when she sleeps. Skillfully painted upper and lower lashes, feathered brows, and peachy lips fill out her features. Her open mouth sports four pearly teeth, and that dimpled chin is perfect for a gentle love pinch! Her gorgeous bisque simply glows. Her original antique human hair is freshly set in a cute, bouncy short style appropriate for her age and costume.
This dolly’s vintage school girl ensemble consists of a lovely full white cotton pinafore trimmed in lace and featuring a gathered ruffle along the bottom to fashionably protect her tartan red and green dress. The dress made by an accomplished seamstress has fine piping at the seams and is sharply pleated at the skirt. Beneath she wears a a magnificent set of antique (?) undergarments including a white cotton full slip with insertion lace and feather stitching at the hem, collar and sleeve holes. The insertion and the hem lace was all painstakingly sewn on with very fine and regular whip-stitching, truly the work of a master! The matching pantaloons are also edged in lace as well. On her feet are white cuffed short school girl socks and a wonderful pair of original antique cream leather shoes with metal buckles in superb condition. A delightful presentation overall!
MARKS: K & R / SIMON & HALBIG / 117n / 46
CONDITION: Excellent! Her bisque is a really lovely quality: smooth, with pleasant coloring and expert decoration of the features. The excellence of the factory work really shows in the modeling of that fabulous character expression. Two tiny wig pulls under the wig do not detract from her lovely appearance and there is a pepper spot on the left upper cheek. Her original high-knee, teenage body with slant hips is in excellent original finish condition with only very minor age wear. Her eyes flirt and sleep easily. All around, this girl is a home run! Who will step up to the plate and hug "Mein Liebling?"
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