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Are you a Simon & Halbig enthusiast? If so, here is very fine Simon & Halbig 949 doll for the real Simon & Halbig connoisseur! If you are interested in acquiring a doll that treads the fine line between plaything and a historically important artifact, you have found a prime example in this doll. Made circa 1887-95, she has pre-character era character face with an early closed, pouting mouth. Her deep and crisp modeling bespeaks the earlier attention to detail not found in the later German dolls of the early 20th century. She is a tip-top investment piece that you will love and adore for years to come. Additionally she is dressed in very airy pale pink cotton and lace antique dress with a lovely lacy bonnet which crowns her sumptuous auburn curls with layers of fussy ruffles! Just Wow! She is sure to be an outstanding doll in any collection, large or small!
She is available for layaway for up to 8 months, We know that even advanced collectors need time to pay for the top dolls that define a top-notch collection. Give us a call anytime at 718.859.0901 to hear an in-hand description of her condition, or to discuss layaway terms. Or, if you plan to use our layaway option, just let us know when you check out before someone else snaps her up!*
She has a perfect bisque socket head on a fully jointed German composition and wood Sonneberg-type body with straight wrists. Deep brown fixed eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, stacked multi stroke thick flat brows, closed full mouth with accents and shading, dimpled chin, pierced ears, French auburn mohair wig.
Dressed in a beautiful antique pale pink cotton dress with lace trim, lovely antique white cotton full slip and combination pantaloons (some wear), lovely lace hems, lacy cream net socks and antique cream leather shoes with metal buckles and crowned with a sweet lacy bonnet. Just a darling presentation.
MARKS: S 11 H 949
CONDITION: Excellent. Fine quality bisque head with deep and crisp modeling, expert painting of features, pleasant subtle coloring. The original body in very good original finish condition; some paint flaking here and there and expert repaint of the hands and lower arms. This wonderful 949 has the dreamiest face with full pouting lips, and the most loving expression. A truly outstanding and desirable doll in the desirable cabinet size! LBK-8-30-17 GV0050027X
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17” Simon & Halbig 949 with Pouty Closed Mouth, Lovely Antique Costume
$2,250 USD SALE PENDING
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