The prestigious Simon & Halbig was responsible for countless numbers of the adorable bisque-head dolls that we see in the market today. Gracing collections the world over, their dolls are a prized item in every cabinet! This particular Simon & Halbig 1078 is little vision of Holland in an adorable costume perfectly matching her gorgeous brooch in the classic cobalt blue and white windmill motif of Dutch Delftware. She's in fabulous condition, and is bound to please. Why not make her your own?!
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She has a bisque socket head, with blue glass sleep eyes with real upper lashes, painted upper and lower lashes, feathered brows, and an open mouth with four upper teeth. She has a lightly dimpled chin, pierced ears, and lightly-blushed cheeks, with overall pale complexion. She stands at 22.5" tall on a signed Handwerck wood & composition fully-jointed body with a crier mechanism. She wears a soft blond mohair wig, in a short, curly style.
She wears a well made white cotton dress with white windowpane and blue geometric patterns actually woven into the fabric, with a navy blue ruffled collar and a navy blue sash around her waist, inset in the middle of the dress. Underneath, she wears an antique white cotton full slip, with a subtle white brocade and handmade lace at the hem, and a pair of white cotton pantaloons trimmed with handmade lace. On her feet are a pair of white knit socks and navy blue cloth shoes with white buttons and navy blue rosettes. Finishing off the ensemble is a navy blue wool beret with two white pom-poms, a pair of earrings with navy blue glass and faux pearl round beads, and a brooch reminiscent of Delftware set in a delicate silvertone filigree.
Marks: 1078 / Germany / SIMON & HALBIG / S & H / 10 [back of head, incised]
Heinrich Handwerck / Germany / 10 [stamped, back of torso]
Condition: Excellent. The bisque head is overall fabulous, with no hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. The modeling and painting of features are top-notch, with particular attention to detail. The glass eyes sleep well, with good pupil alignment. She is on a signed Handwerck body with a crier mechanism that is no longer functioning. The hands have been repainted, and have some surface crazing, and there are areas of touchups on the lower arms. The stringing is strong and sturdy, allowing for poses. The costume is fabulous, with only the most minor and typical of age wear; a truly beautiful set of pieces that make her shine. Overall, she's fabulous!
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Adorable 22.5” Simon & Halbig 1078 on Handwerck Body