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*Blond & Beautiful* Simon & Halbig 1079 24" Antique Bisque Doll
Can't you imagine this face gracing a theatrical poster? Or perhaps an ad drawn by the great Alphonse Mucha. This darling girl certainly catches every eye in the room, with her arresting blue eyes and lush golden mohair curls. Her white cotton dress is antique, and it shows- she looks so perfectly period with her elegant lace trim, dropped waist, and blue ribbon sash. You'll have everyone asking, "Who is that beautiful lass?" if you bring her home!
The classic Simon & Halbig 1079 model is expected to be found in the collection of every German doll lover, praised for their reliable beauty and special place in doll history -- these bisque beauties were bound to have a home with many doll lovers of the Victorian era, young and older girls alike. This particular girl simply steals the show in a beautiful antique dress and underthings, all in crisp white with lace trim. Standing at 24" tall, she has a pale bisque face, with vibrant blue eyes that just beg you to take her home! Her bisque is free of any damage, with beautiful craftsmanship from top to bottom -- this is the kind of girl every collector wants in their display cabinet! How can you say no to this beauty? This Simon & Halbig 1079 girl is ready for a new home -- make her yours!
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Bisque socket head, with blue glass eyes and painted lashes, brown feathered brows, and an open mouth with four upper teeth. Dimpled chin and lightly-blushed cheeks, with overall pale complexion. She stands on a beautiful all-original finish body, at 24" tall, with tight stringing and great presentation. She wears a ring on her right pinky finger. She wears a blond mohair wig that comes down to her shoulders in little curls.
She wears a beautiful antique white cotton dress with lace trim and collar overlay, with three rows of tucking on the skirt. A blue bow goes in her hair, while underneath goes an antique white cotton full slip with no sleeves, lace trim, and a matching pair of pantaloons. White cotton knit socks adorn her feet, along with a pair of black oilcloth shoes. A teal bow goes around her waist.
Marks: S&H 1079 DEP 12 [back of head, incised]
Condition: Excellent. The bisque head is overall fabulous, with no hairlines or restoration. There is a tiny little flake to the upper left eyelid, but it is barely noticeable and should not affect her value. The glass eyes are set, but have the original rocker. The wood & composition body has its original finish, with tight stringing and only the most minor of age wear at the joints, and to the feet. The hands are excellent. The costume is good, with nice presentation and no major wear issues. Overall, she's a lovely doll!
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