Cuno Otto Dressel made some rather delightful bisque-head child dolls, with this rare girl being one such example; Perhaps you are familiar with the Kammer & Reinhardt “Mein Liebling” flirty child made by the popular German firm. Well this charming COD is an out and out copy of that very popular and successful doll. Down to the flapper, high knee body and the captivating flirty eyes, she is simply divine! An obvious knock-off contemporaneous to the original and yet so rare and charming in today’s collectible doll arena. This beautiful angel is in great condition, and a great way to add a rare beauty with a unique story to your collection!
***She is indeed available on our customizable layaway plans! With a layaway plan, you can secure this doll for yourself, while taking your time to pay at your own pace! Give us a call at 718-859-0901 for payment details or layaway options, or to discuss this doll. ***
She has a lovely bisque socket head on a fully jointed composition and wood German Flapper doll body with high knees. Blue eyes flirt from side to side with tin sleep lids and painted upper and lower lashes, feathered brows, open mouth with four upper teeth, dimpled chin, original antique dark brown human hair wig plus at additional cost of $50 you can get the second French human hair wig she is pictured in.*
Dressed in an antique “Back-to-school” black and white cotton check dress with cute blue artist’s collar and cuffs edged in white rickrack trim, dropped waist and blouson bodice, antique full slip with openwork embroidery, antique pantaloons with lace trim, cream rayon original socks and antique original cream oilcloth shoes with metal buckles.
MARKS: 4/G. cl
CUNO & OTTO DRESSEL
CONDITION: Excellent. Lovely quality smooth powdery bisque, expert and fine decoration of features with wonderfully sculptured modeling of adorable face with character expression. The eyes flirt readily and the tin sleep lids work well. (The tin lids are typically repainted). The original body in excellent, practically mint condition with clean hands, so rare for such an old doll! A captivating doll with the desirable look of the K & R Mein Liebling 117n which was an obvious knock-off contemporaneous to the original and yet so rare and charming in today’s collectible doll arena. This is a fine and lovely version of this desirably rare doll! Who knows when another one like this will come to the market?
*NOTE: The second human hair French wig is being sold separately for this doll.
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