The beautiful “DEP” child dolls are a valuable addition to any collection. Such dolls utilized the mastery of the bisque makers at Simon & Halbig, importing the German-made doll heads into France, where they were incorporated into beautiful French bodies, resulting in a stunning and now classic DEP doll. This particular DEP girl stands at 16.5”, with a bisque socket head, with painted and molded features, original blue glass sleep eyes, on a fully-jointed body, and adorned in a wonderful silk costume, topped by a lovely antique cotton bonnet. She’s in great condition overall, with a presentation that is bound to please. Snatch up this beauty now, before she’s gone!
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She stands at 16.5” tall, with a bisque socket head, with painted and molded features. Her blue glass eyes sleep, on the original rocker, with painted lower lashes, real upper lashes, and defined feathered brown brows. She has an open mouth with four upper teeth, and a lightly-dimpled chin, along with pierced ears, and an overall pale complexion, with selectively-blushed features. She’s on a French wood & composition body, fully-jointed. She wears a high-quality blond mohair wig in a short, curly style.
She wears an antique white cotton bonnet atop her head, with lace trim and flowery features and silk ribbons. She wears a multi-colored silk costume, with white lace trim, in two parts, with a dress and a jacket top. Underneath goes a white cotton antique half slip, with lace trim, and a pair of white cotton pantaloons, antique as well, both with string-tie backs. White socks adorn her feet, along with a pair of white real leather shoes.
MARKS: DEP 6 [back of head, incised]
CONDITION: Excellent! The bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration, with high-quality painting and modeling of features. The glass eyes sleep well, and have good pupil alignment. The painting is precise and colorful, resulting in a life-like child doll with wonderful facial presentation. The real upper lashes are a bit sparse, but this is not uncommon for these lashes. The wood & composition body is pretty good with its original finish, although there are some areas of wear, and some touchup and flaking to the neck socket of the torso in particular. The hands are antique French replacements, that are just a little small and slightly rosier, but otherwise good. The wig is soft and supple, with a nice bright yellow color. Her costume is in pretty good condition; the underwear is all antique and in good condition, with only minor typical wear. The wonderful antique French style silk costume is in fine condition, and the shoes are good. Overall, this is a great DEP!
*Please note that the price shown for this doll was calculated by factoring in the doll’s condition carefully. The doll’s condition is described fully in the "Condition" paragraph above. Any damage or flaws are carefully evaluated as to the manner in which they may reduce the retail value of this item. Unless there is some major issue we overlooked in the condition report, we decline to entertain any proposals for price reductions due to a less than perfect condition report. Most dolls that are over 100 years old will have encountered issues over the years and perfection is rare when it comes to antiques.
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