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 19.5”, with a bisque socket head, with painted and molded features, blue glass sleep eyes, on a fully-jointed body, and adorned in a wonderful antique silk and lace costume. 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. Her blue-gray glass eyes sleep, with painted lower lashes, real upper lashes, and 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 stands at 19.5” on a fully-jointed French wood & composition body. She wears a light brown human hair wig, with long banana curls and full bangs.
She wears an antique pale green silk dress, with a white lace overdress. Underneath she wears an antique white cotton full slip, with insertion lace above the hem, and a pair of antique white cotton pantaloons. On her feet are a pair of white knit socks and antique black oilcloth shoes. A pale green silk bow on top of her head finishes the ensemble.
MARKS: DEP / 8 [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, but are a little loose. 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. The wig is soft and supple, and holds the curls well. The wonderful antique French style silk costume is in fine condition, and the shoes are good, with minor and expected age wear. 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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Charming 19.5” DEP in Antique Costume