The “Santa” doll is a beloved variant by the esteemed Simon & Halbig, and this one is no different! She stands at an exceptional height of 28” tall, with a beautiful bisque socket head, with molded and painted features in that desirable Santa style, with bright blue glass sleep eyes. She’s on her original wood & composition body, in outstanding original finish condition, and is adorned in a lovely costume. She’s in wonderful condition overall, and is a top-quality example of the desirable Santa doll. Do not hesitate to add such an angel to your collection. Snatch her up now!
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She has a bisque socket head, with painted and molded features: big blue glass sleep eyes, painted upper and lower lashes, feathered dark blond molded brows, and an open mouth with four upper teeth. She has pierced ears. She has an overall pale complexion, with selectively-blushed features. She is on her original antique wood & composition body, fully-jointed, standing at an impressive 28” tall. She wears a blond mohair wig in a shoulder-length, curly style.
She wears a pale pink and white dress, with long sleeves, and white functional button back closure. A pink bow decorates her hair. Underneath, she wears a white cotton full slip, with lace trim, and a pair of white cotton pantaloons, white socks, and a pair of white faux leather shoes.
MARKS: 1248 Germany HALBIG S&H [back of head, incised]
CONDITION: Excellent. The bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration, with top-quality modeling and painting of features. She does have a few small rubs, particularly to the left cheek, and one or two minor pepper spots, inherent to the bisque firing process. She has her original glass sleep eyes, which sleep well. The original wood & composition body is excellent, with the original varnish/finish, with good tight stringing.. Overall, the body bears only the most minor and miniscule of age wear; the joints bear some slight wear, and some of the toes on the right foot have been rebuilt. The wig is soft and supple, a top-quality example of a mohair wig. The costume is good, with only minor and typical age wear, here and there. Overall, this is a wonderful doll!
*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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Exceptional SANTA by Simon & Halbig 1248 28” Antique Child Doll -- WOW!