What an adorable little toddler boy! Made by the rarely-seen Koenig & Wernicke, this boy is a one-of-a-kind find! His darling, cherubic face is made even cuter by his pale blue glass sleep eyes and unusual blond eyelashes, matching his soft blond mohair wig. Those sky-blue eyes are also a perfect match for his adorable blue sailor costume, for an adorable presentation! He looks ready for a summertime picnic, or a trip to the seaside promenade. This boy is the perfect addition to your collection, and at 14.5” tall is the perfect cabinet size. He’s in great overall condition, so snatch him up now!
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He has a bisque socket head, with painted and molded features, with pale sky blue glass sleep eyes, painted lower and blond real upper lashes, feathered brown brows, and an open mouth with two upper teeth and a molded tongue. He stands at 14.5” tall on a fully-jointed wood & composition short-thigh toddler body. He wears a soft, curly blond mohair wig, in a short style.
He wears a modern-made light blue wool sailor outfit, consisting of a sweater and loose short pants. The sweater features light beige cuffs and a hem, and a semi-detached sailor collar. The cuffs and sailor collar are decorated with golden tan and white cord braid stripes, which criss-cross at the back of the collar, and a large golden tan tie, and the collar of the sweater has two white cord braid stripes and a small gold-tone decoration. On his feet are a pair of black knit socks and black leather shoes. On his head is a grey-blue cotton beret.
MARKS: KW [in circle] / 4 [incised, back of head]
CONDITION: Generally excellent. The bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, or restoration, but has some significant wig pulls around the crown rim, under the wig (see photos). The body is in excellent condition, with very little age wear. The wig is soft and supple, and good for an antique mohair wig. The costume is modern-made, but very nicely constructed, and fits him well. Overall, this is a beautiful doll!
*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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Adorable Super Rare 14.5” Koenig & Wernicke Toddler Boy in Sailor Costume
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