The beautiful Bahr and Proschild child dolls are a valuable addition to any collection.This particular Bahr and Proschild girl stands at 17”, with a bisque socket head, with painted and molded features, big brown glass eyes, on a fully-jointed early sonnenberg body, and adorned in a wonderful silk costume, topped by a gorgeous ginger mohair wig. 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 has a bisque socket head with painted and molded features. She has big brown set glass eyes, with painted upper and lower lashes, and flat feathered brown brows. She has an open mouth with six upper teeth, and a chin, along with pierced ears, and an overall pale complexion, with selectively-blushed features. She stands at 17” tall on a sonnenberg body, fully-jointed. She wears a high-quality ginger mohair wig in a short, curly style.
She wears purple silk dress, with a drop-waist and a pleated skirt, with white net over the bodice and white lace over the skirt. The dress has an attached purple silk jacket, trimmed with white scalloped lace and a large purple silk bow on the back. Underneath goes a matching set of white cotton underwear, a full slip and a pair of pantaloons, both with eyelet lace. On her feet are a pair of black knit socks and mauve leather shoes. The ensemble is finished off with a white silk bow in her hair and a pair of purple-grey and white pearl-bead earrings.
MARKS: 390 / A
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 have good pupil alignment. The painting is precise and colorful, resulting in a life-like child doll with wonderful facial presentation. 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 wig is soft and supple, with a nice bright color. Her costume is in excellent condition; the underwear is all antique and in good condition, with only minor typical wear. The wonderful French style silk costume is in fine condition, and the shoes are good. Overall, this is a great B&P!
*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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Adorable 17” Bahr and Proschild 390 in Purple Dress