This big Simon & Halbig 1249 doll is known as SANTA. Most Santa dolls can be recognized by the distinctive mark on the lower lip. I have rarely ever seen a Santa that I didn't fall in love with at first sight--and this beauty is certainly no exception. With her huge chocolate brown eyes and a look of pure innocence, she will surely steal your heart as well. She is garbed in antique garments of the late 1800s and has her wonderful original body. One of the prettiest and certainly one of the best, there is NO reason to deny yourself so beautiful a German Girl that will only appreciate in value in the coming years. Every detail is just so on this doll; from her antique pale pink costume to her luxurious brown mohair wig. If you buy only the BEST, this is a fabulous German girl to snap up as soon as possible.
The Santa mold is highly prized by collectors for her great beauty and somewhat character look. If you don’t have a Santa yet, give this big girl some serious consideration—she will be sure to add a lot more joy and class to your collection! And how often do you come across such a beauty in this large a size?
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The market for these beautiful Santa children is back with a vengeance right now, so I know that she will not be around long. This wonderful example will soar above and beyond your expectations when you meet her in person... this face will always possess a little piece of my heart! I never get tired of the Santa face!
She has a poured bisque socket head with her original big brown glass sleep eyes, painted upper and lower lashes, molded and feathered brows, an open mouth with four upper teeth and characteristic lower lip mark, a dimpled chin, and pierced ears, She stands at 33” on her original wood and composition body, and wears a pretty chocolate brown mohair wig, styled in tight curls with extensions.
She is dressed in a stunning antique pale pink cotton dress with a two-tiered skirt, a white embroidered sash with pink silk insertion ribbon, and a detachable antique white lace collar. Underneath, she wears an antique white cotton full slip with insertion lace, and a pair of antique white cotton pantaloons trimmed with eyelet lace. On her feet are a pair of white knit socks and vintage pink leather baby boots. On her head is a pink bow, and in her ears are a pair of earrings with round pink glass beads.
MARKS: 1249 / Germany / HALBIG / S& H / 14 1/2
CONDITION: Excellent. A very lovely bisque head with fine quality bisque, free of cracks, chips, hairlines, and restoration, with very crisp and deep modeling of lovely and desirable Santa features, expert painting, and pleasant color. There is some inherent peppering at the lower part of the back of the neck, and some isolated pepper specks. The glass eyes sleep well, with good alignment; there is some slight chipping to the paint on the eyelids of the eyeballs (see photo). The wood and composition body retains much of its original shiny finish, with some minor age wear, mainly at the joints. The costume is in excellent condition, and has held up well over the years, with only some minor age-related wear. This is one of the prettiest Simon & Halbig molds!! A real Beauty not to be overlooked!!!!!
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Huge Gorgeous 33” Simon & Halbig 1249 “Santa” in Pretty Pale Pink