Ladies and gentlemen, we are delighted to offer for sale this extremely rare and elusive Simon & Halbig character child doll that is seldom found and so sought after by the connoisseurs of German character children. Presenting "Erika!" If you are interested in acquiring a doll that treads the fine line between plaything and a historically important work of art, you have found a prime example in this doll. There is no element of expression left un-captured by the artist in this face; from the deep and crisp modeling of the slightly smiling mouth with attention to the philtrum, to her laughing eyes with delicately painted lashes and feathered brows.
This doll is a living portrait that will breathe life into any display. I am bereft that I must sell her as I am sure that I will never come across another in this rare larger size that allows these intricate details to be fully expressed. She is presented in a delightful antique costume and on a near mint and desirable toddler body, there is nothing sub-par about this extraordinary doll!
~We are offering this sweet girl on layaway for up to 8 months! What a treat she is... Just let us know at checkout that you need time to pay for her or give us a call at 718.859.0901 if you have any questions about her. And she ships for free in the US!~
She has a beautiful bisque socket head on a fully jointed composition and wood toddler body with slant hips and with original finish. Original blue glass sleep eyes have had the lids re-waxed. She has delicate painted upper and lower lashes and feathered brows which match her lovely strawberry mohair wig quite well.
She is well dressed in an antique white pinafore with tiny colored dot print and a peachy pink bow with matching hair bows. Underneath she wears a cream full slip and pantaloons and an antique cotton knit tee shirt. Her rayon socks are followed by her antique cream leather shoes.
A very sweet presentation in a schoolgirl costume.
MARKS: Erika / 1489 / SIMON & HALBIG
CONDITION: EXCELLENT. Fine quality bisque head with crisp and deep modeling the most gorgeous smiling face with the cutest portrait expression, expert and detailed painting of features, gentle color. The bisque is slightly gray in tone. The body in excellent, original finish condition with only typical wear at the joints. This is the one of the most desirable of the Simon & Halbig Character children that is rarely ever found. A stunning Beauty! She currently books for about $4200 with few price sample to gauge. I am pricing her below that, though she truly is a prize find! to sell. LBK 9-21-18.
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24” Super Rare Simon & Halbig 1489 Character Portrait Doll "ERIKA" with the Cutest Expression Circa 1912
$1,925 $3,850 SALE