In our modern world, with a wealth of information at our fingertips, it's easy to forget how far-away other lands can seem! When this little soldier lad was made, Asia must have seemed remote as the moon and twice as fantastical. He's a blend of imagination and reality: dark, piercing eyes beneath exaggerated, slanting brows in a frame of black hair. His original soldier costume reflects a world his first parents might have found more familiar: a gray wool jacket with shining metal accents, cream felt pants, and a tiny saber at his hip. Where fantasy and history meet, this dear boy lies waiting for a new home to continue his story in. Will it be yours?
Schoenau & Hoffmeister brings you this delightful character in the 4900 model; designed as an Asian soldier, this adorable little fellow has a highly-detailed character face with distinctive almond eyes, expressive eyebrows, and a slightly golden color tone to the bisque. He has a head of black hair in a cropped style, and is adorned in an all-original soldier costume, complete with a sword at his hip. Standing at 8.75" tall, this boy is in great condition, and is bound to please! Set him up in your cabinet, and look upon him with pride!
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Bisque socket head, with a slightly-golden skin tone. Almond-shaped eyes, in their original setting, with painted upper and lower eyelashes, expressive black painted brows. Open mouth, with four upper teeth. Fixed black synthetic wig, in a short, cropped style. He stands at 8.75" tall, on his original composition straight-legged body.
He is adorned in a wool gray soldier jacket, with decorative buttons and black trim, with buckled belt at the waist. Underneath goes a pair of cream felt pants, with painted short-heeled boots. A sword is affixed to his belt, and atop his head, he has a custom newer red style-appropriate soldier's hat.
MARKS: 4900 SPBH 13/0 [back of head, incised]
CONDITION: Excellent! The bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration, with nice overall modeling and painting of features. The eyes are in their original setting. The wig is partially attached to the pate, but the pate can be lifted up to see the interior of the head. It should be noted that the costume is sewn onto the body, and thus cannot be removed without damaging the costume. The body seems to be in good overall condition, however, with only the minor and typical age wear. The hands are good, without any issues. The hat is custom-made, but is styled specifically for his period costume. The costume has only some minor and expected, typical age wear. Overall, this doll is in great condition!
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