Who doesn't love a Santa? Simon & Halbig held nothing back when designing and producing their delightful "Santa!" She is immediately recognized by the characteristic mark on her lower lip, a feature of all Santa models. This particular doll is the 1249 model, with a bright bisque head, detailed with painted and molded features that bring her to life. She has bright blue sleep eyes that beg for attention. She stands at an imposing 31" tall, on a lovely original finish body. Her delicate golden curls grace her head, while she is dressed to present from head to toe, in her original dress and shoes! 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 blue glass sleep eyes, painted upper and lower lashes, molded and feathered light brown brows. She has an open mouth with the characteristic lower lip mark typical of all "Santa" dolls, and four upper teeth. She has a pale overall complexion and gentle blushing of her cheeks, and a slight dimple on her chin. She has pierced ears with attractive faux pearl drop and blue glass bead earrings, and wears a golden blond mohair wig with extensions in a curly side part style.
She wears her original white windowpane cotton dress with micro-tucks at the upper bodice, double ruffled lace collar with band of blue and white embroidered trim which also reappears at the cuffs, triple tucked hem and fine embroidered openwork hem ruffle with scalloped edge--Just an outstanding example of a whitework day dress contemporary to the turn of the nineteenth century! Underneath she wears a white cotton full slip and a pair of white cotton pantaloons, both with lace trim. Cream stockings and her original cream oilcloth high heeled shoes adorn her feet, and a wonderful antique openwork white cotton bonnet with long ties adorn her head!
MARKS: SIMON & HALBIG / 1249 / DEP / Germany / 14 [back of head, incised]
CONDITION: Excellent! She has top-quality painting and modeling of features. The eyes sleep well, with good alignment. The wood & composition body with original finish, with tight stringing and very minor typical and expected age wear at the joints. The wig is supple and full, with a soft feel. The costume is great, in clean and sturdy condition, with great presentation. Overall, this is a lovely doll! We just love her so!
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