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Is your cabinet already bursting at the seams? Have your housemates begun to look askance at each new dolly delight you bring home? Never fear! This all-bisque fairy is tiny enough to grant your wish. She's as white and gold as a star with her blond curls and blue glass eyes like sapphire chips. Her dress is a froth of creamy lace, accented with pink and lavender ribbon. Whether you're spiriting her in or just dreaming of a companion to take on your adventures, she's here to make your dreams come true! We don’t often find antique dolls from American companies, but this little all bisque by Strobel & Wilken is one of those rarer treats! Founded in Ohio, the company moved into the toy market in 1864 and paired with European toy companies to distribute bisque and bisque head dolls.
She has an all-bisque body with jointed shoulders and thighs. Wonderful original blue glass eyes, painted upper & lower lashes, feathered brows, and an open mouth with slight smile to her plump lips. She wears a blonde mohair wig with an adorable. Molded and painted white stockings end in molded and painted black shoes.
She wears a cream colored lace dress with ribbon accent at the shoulders. Her straw hat is trimmed in matching ribbon and decorated with flowers. Under her dress she wears a pantaloon and half slip combination in cotton edged in lace.
Marks: 257 / 18 / SWC
Condition: Generally Excellent. A wonderful example of the craftsmanship that went into making these dolls. Well modeled and skillfully painted. Costume in great condition as well. Please examine all photos. This all bisque is an all around home run! (Please note that while made for and distributed by an American company, this doll was MADE IN GERMANY.)
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LBA 10/30/17 PIR00XX0522XX00
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7” Strobel & Wilken 257 All Bisque Antique Doll
$450 USD SOLD
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