Be still my heart! In my years of dealing in antique dolls, I don't think I have ever seen a lovelier Simon & Halbig 1079 than this charming young lady! Praised for their natural beauty, the 1079 models are well known for their outstanding appeal amongst the German dollies. But every once in a while, a rare beauty appears that is above and beyond the general crowd. And whatever Victorian girl had this special doll was truly a lucky child!
From her lush French golden human hair locks to her rosy cheeks and large blue sleep eyes, she is simply a delight for sore eyes. With a mint condition bisque head, a wonderful original body adorned in a sumptuous peach silk gown, antique undergarments and antique pink oilcloth shoes--she's bound to take a central spot in your display cabinet! How can you say no to this star? Place your order now, before she is sold! You won't come across another one this fabulous--I can guarantee it!
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She has a lovely bisque socket head with hand blown cobalt blue original glass sleep eyes with painted upper and lower lashes, brown feathered flat brows, and an open mouth with four upper teeth. Dimpled chin and blushed cheeks, with overall pale complexion. She stands on her original fully jointed wood & composition body, with the all original finish and she is 23" tall.
Marks: S&H 1079 - 11 DEP [back of head, incised]
Condition: Excellent. This girl has a beautiful bisque head that is free of hairlines, cracks, or restoration, and has excellent modeling, offering a beautiful dolly face that truly is alluring. The original glass eyes sleep well, and have good pupil alignment. The original earlier wood & composition body with six loose ball joints retains its beautiful original finish. There is some minor age wear to the joints and repaint to the left hand with one baby finger repaired.. Overall, she is a truly an outstanding girl, having held up well over the many years and likely greatly loved and cherished by her previous owners!
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Stupendous 23" Simon & Halbig 1079 DEP Antique Bisque Doll "The Most Beautiful Ever!"