Take a look at this big flirting beauty for a moment... Just a moment... That's all it takes to fall in love with her. She is JUST so delightful and so much fun! What do I love most about her? Well, those mischievous eyes for one! She is definitely a keeper! Because how often do we come across such an adorable doll from the turn of the last century with so much originality and so much charisma? For the connoisseur collector who can tell the true gems from the crowd, this adorable Heinrich Handwerck and Simon & Halbig flirty child will be a stand out investment.
~This sweet girl is available on layaway! Take up to 8 months to pay for her. She will await her new home in our layaway cabinet, and the months will simply fly by!~
She has a lovely poured bisque socket head. Her deep brown glass eyes flirt from side to side with painted upper and lower lashes and tin sleep lids, feathered brows, an open mouth with four upper teeth, a dimpled chin, and pierced ears. She stands at 25” tall on her original stamped fully jointed wood and composition Handwerck body, and wears a soft dark brown modern mohair wig.
She is dressed in a very sweet modern French-style silk frock dress, in maroon and beige. The bodice resembles a maroon jacket, with beige silk lace-trimmed revers and blouse details, with more lace trim at the collar, sleeves, around the jacket, and a lace ruffle at the waist, with a lovely brooch joining the sides of the jacket detail under the revers. The dress has a dropped waist, and a beige silk pleated skirt. Underneath, she wears an antique white cotton full slip with openwork embroidery with a daisy motif and a scalloped hem, and antique white cotton split pantaloons with lace trim. On her feet are a pair of white knit socks and her original antique white oilcloth shoes with metal buckles. In her hair is an antique maroon silk bow, and in her ears are a pair of earrings with coral-colored and faux pearl round glass beads. Whew! What a doll!
MARKS: Germany / HEINRICH HANDWERCK / SIMON & HALBIG
CONDITION: She has an old hairline on the rear crown rim, visible in photos, but the bisque head is otherwise free of chips, cracks, and restoration, and has fine and delicate decoration of features, and crisp modeling of a cute, expressive face. Her original body is in sturdy condition with its original finish with some age wear, with some flaking of the paint on her right forearm. Her hands are perfect. Her eyes flirt easily from side to side, and sleep well. Her costume is in excellent condition, with the most minor age wear. Just a marvelous example of this darling doll. She won’t be around for long because flirties are currently highly sought after. I can guarantee that!
*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.
Her two friends pictured with her will be available on our site soon!
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Lovely 25” Handwerck/Simon & Halbig Flirty