"Oh! See all the little rosebuds!" This Simon and Halbig girl's blue sleep eyes widen with delight as she examines her new hat in the mirror. A birthday gift from her dear Papa, it looks so extravagant atop her coiled chestnut braids, a fantasy of silk flowers and pink ribbon. The velvet sash around her white cotton print dress with its flowering vine pattern is as rosy as both her hat and her cheeks. With the latest in haberdashery, she's ready to take your collection by storm!
The prestigious Simon & Halbig was responsible for countless numbers of the adorable bisque-head dolls that we see in the market today. Gracing collections the world over, their dolls are a prized item in every cabinet! This particular Simon & Halbig 1078 is a sight to behold, in her lovely flower-print dress, with a creamy bisque socket head, and an adorable hat, resting above her bright blue sleep eyes. She's in fabulous condition, and is bound to please. Why not make her your own?!
***This doll is indeed available on our customizable layaway plans! With a layaway plan, you can secure this doll for yourself, while taking your time to pay at your own pace! Give us a call at 718-859-0901 for payment details or layaway options, or to discuss this doll. Shipping within the continental USA is $20.00. Contact us for shipping rates to other regions.***
Bisque socket head, with blue glass sleep eyes with sparse real upper lashes, painted upper and lower lashes, dark brown feathered brows, and an open mouth with four upper teeth. She has a lightly dimpled chin and lightly-blushed cheeks, with overall pale complexion. She stands on her original antique wood & composition fully-jointed body. She stands at 22" tall from head to toes, and wears a brown synthetic wig with twin braids in cute loops.
She wears a white cotton flower-printed gown, with a pink velvet ribbon around the waist. She wears a pink hat, with decorations and lace trim. Underneath goes a white cotton slip and matching pantaloons, along with white cotton socks and black faux leather shoes in good condition.
Marks: 1078 SIMON & HALBIG S & H 10 [back of head, incised]
Condition: Excellent. The bisque head is overall fabulous, with no hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. The modeling and painting of features are top-notch, with particular attention to detail. She does have a small bubble at the top of her forehead, an issue from the factory when her bisque was still soft. It is not noticeable. The glass eyes sleep well, with good pupil alignment. The body is in good condition, with some touchups here and there, particular to the hands and the joints, along with some typical crazing wear, particularly to the left foot. There are some stray markings to her back. Still, overall she is good -- just please examine the photos closely, and if you're still not sure, give us a call! The stringing is strong and sturdy, allowing for poses. The costume is fabulous, with only the most minor and typical of age wear; a truly beautiful set of pieces that make her shine. Overall, she's fabulous!
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