Most likely produced by Simon & Halbig for Hamberger, this Santa looks nothing like the Santa that one usually comes across when finding a Santa doll. But she is no less beautiful! She has a sweet face, detailed with painted and molded features that bring her to life. She has bright blue glass sleep eyes that beg for attention, along with an open mouth with four upper teeth. She stands at 19" tall, on a lovely original finish body signed Heinrich Handwerck (Handwerck made many bodies for Simon & Halbig). Her original dark brown human hair curls grace her head, while she is dressed to present, from head to toe in a stunning peachy silk dress in the French bebe style of the late 1800s! She's in excellent condition, and is ready for your love! Do not waste a moment more; make this beauty your own!
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She has a bisque socket head, with bright blue glass sleep eyes, painted upper and lower lashes plus real upper lashes, and feathered brown brows. She has an open mouth with four upper teeth, with a pale overall complexion and subtle blushing. She has pierced ears, with lovely antique bead earrings. Her original fully jointed and signed Handwerck body retains its original finish with perfect original hands.
Her head is bedecked with an a lovely wired silk bonnet with embroidery details and a shirred brim, with pink ribbon ties. She wears a matching pale peach silk dress with dropped waist, shirred bodice, lace overlay trim. Underneath goes an antique white cotton and chemise, with lace trim, along with a matching pair of white pantaloons. Fancy antique white cotton stockings adorn her feet, with a pair of practical reproduction tan leather shoes.
CONDITION: Excellent! The bisque head is in excellent condition, and is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. Top-quality painting and modeling of features. The original high quality antique body is great, with its shiny original finish, and good sturdy stringing. The antique-style costume is great, with wonderful presentation, and only the most minor age wear. Overall, this is a fabulous girl, bound to please!
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