This is a sweet German dolly in the 1079 model, which was very popular at the turn of the century (circa 1895 to 1905). She comes to us in very good condition with her original body, and well-dressed in a sailor costume! She is a nice size for immediate cabinet display. What a lovely doll to add to any collection of antique dolls!
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She stands at 21” tall, on her original antique wood & composition body, fully-jointed. She has a bisque socket head, with painted and molded features. She has her original blue glass sleep eyes, in the original sleep rocker, with painted upper and lower lashes, an open mouth with four upper teeth, feathered brown brows, pierced ears with white glass bead earrings, and a dimpled chin. She wears a cute dark auburn mohair wig.
She wears a modern antique-style costume: a sweet red jacket with navy blue trim and buttons with a sailor collar, and a matching pleated navy blue skirt. In her hair, she has a cute matching red and navy blue antique silk bow. On her feet, she wears cotton knit white socks and red faux leather shoes. Underneath, she wears an antique white slip and vintage white pantaloons.
MARKS: S&H 1079 / DEP / Germany / 8
CONDITION: Generally excellent. The bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration, with top-quality modeling and painting of features. The original sleep eyes have been re-waxed and re-set to sleep. One hand is a well-matched antique replacement. Overall, she’s a great doll! LBP 9/3/2018
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Sweet 21” Simon & Halbig 1079 Antique Bisque Doll in Pretty Sailor Dress