This stunning and darling Simon & Halbig 1009 is bound to be a favorite in any collection, great or small. She stands at a great 25" tall, in a beautiful soft mohair wig (she also comes with her original brown human hair wig), and is adorned in an exquisite all-antique original costume! She has a rare jointed bisque shoulder head, allowing her head to tilt and rotate on the bisque plate. She has a kidskin body, with bisque lower arms that can pose well. She does have a hidden old hairline to the head, which is why she is being offered at such an incredible price! Snatch up this angel for yourself now!
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She has a bisque socket head, on a jointed bisque shoulder plate, with finely-molded and painted features. Blue glass sleep eyes, with painted upper and lower lashes, with an open mouth and six upper teeth, with pierced ears and earrings. She stands at 25” tall, on her kidskin body, with gusset joint knees, cloth feet, and bisque lower arms with elbow joints, and wood ball shoulder joints. She comes with a wonderful soft blond mohair curly wig, and her original antique human hair brown wig with a single braid.
Her costume is all-original, and all-antique; how wonderful! It starts with an antique white cotton dress, with eyelet embroidery and details, with lace trim. An antique pin adorns the bodice. Underneath, goes a white cotton antique half slip with lace trim, a white full slip, and a matching antique pair of pantaloons. White cotton socks and original brown oilcloth shoes adorn her feet. Again, this costume is all-original including the shoes!
MARKS: S 12 H 1009 DEP [back of head, incised]
CONDITION: There is a hairline to the back of the head, by the left side of the neck. It has a moderate level of darkness, but does not result in any chips or other fractures. Other than this, the bisque head is free of any issues, including other hairlines, cracks, or any chips or restoration. She has beautiful powdery pale bisque with blue glass sleep eyes which are aligned well, and sleep well on the rocker, with a nice three-dimensionality that make them pop. The modeling and painting are top-notch, characteristic of the finest Simon & Halbig heads. The bisque plate is very fine as well, as are the bisque lower arms and the hands (rare to find in perfect condition!). The kidskin body has some moderate age wear, which is typical and expected, but is overall very clean, and sturdy, without any major issues. However, there is some minor patchwork reinforcement to the gusset knees. The costume is fabulous, especially considering its age of more than 100 years old, with nice white colors, sturdy fabrics, and lovely presentation, with only the minor typical age wear. Both wigs are good; the original wig is full and supple, without any smokey odors. Overall, she’s a lovely doll!
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