The beautiful “DEP” child dolls are a valuable addition to any collection. Such dolls utilized the mastery of the bisque makers at Simon & Halbig, importing the German-made doll heads into France, where they were incorporated into beautiful French bodies, resulting in a stunning and now classic DEP doll. This particular DEP girl stands at 28”, with a bisque socket head, adorned in a wonderful silk and lace costume, in deep, rich colors perfect for the fall and upcoming winter seasons. She’s in great condition overall, with a presentation that is bound to please. Snatch up this beauty now, before she’s gone!
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She has a bisque socket head with painted and molded features. Her deep, dark brown original glass eyes sleep, with painted upper and lower lashes, and feathered brown brows. She has an open mouth with four upper teeth and a lightly-dimpled chin, along with pierced ears, and an overall pale complexion with selectively-blushed features. She stands at 28” on a fully-jointed French wood & composition body. She wears a soft blond mohair wig, styled with curls cascading down her shoulders.
She wears a lovely modern-made plum-colored silk brocade ensemble, with a pattern of green stripes and a black floral motif, consisting of a jacket and skirt. The jacket features lappets on the bottom hem, in a castellated pattern, cuffs with net lace trim and crocheted buttons, and an inset center panel resembling a waistcoat with folded-back lapels and crocheted buttons on each lapel and up the front. The skirt has box pleats lined up with the striped pattern. Underneath she wears an antique white cotton blouse front, with lace trim, vertical pin tucks, and white mother of pearl buttons down the front, and a white cotton half slip and pair of pantaloons, both with lace trim. On her feet are a pair of black knit socks and brown leather shoes. On her head is a fabulous antique hat in burgundy silk, with black lace at the front, and a spray of purple silk flowers under the upturned brim, secured with a decorative silver-tone hatpin, and she wears a pair of earrings with dark iridescent green glass beads.
MARKS: DEP / 13 [back of head, incised]
CONDITION: Excellent! The bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration, with high-quality painting and modeling of features. Her original glass eyes sleep well, and have good pupil alignment, but the right eye has very minor devitrification, and the eyelids have some damage. The painting is precise and colorful, resulting in a life-like child doll with wonderful facial presentation. The back of the head has some wig pulls (see photo). The wood & composition body is pretty good with its original finish, with some surface crazing to the fingers. The wonderful silk costume is in fine condition. Overall, this is a great DEP!
*Please note that the price shown for this doll was calculated by factoring in the doll’s condition carefully. The doll’s condition is described fully in the "Condition" paragraph above. Any damage or flaws are carefully evaluated as to the manner in which they may reduce the retail value of this item. Unless there is some major issue we overlooked in the condition report, we decline to entertain any proposals for price reductions due to a less than perfect condition report. Most dolls that are over 100 years old will have encountered issues over the years and perfection is rare when it comes to antiques.
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Gorgeous 28” DEP in Plum Silk