Simon & Halbig is without a doubt one of the biggest names in the antique doll world, having produced countless bisque-head child dolls, as well as manufacturing heads for other distribution firms. Their 1488 character model is a true delight, with a cute character expression and bright blue sleep eyes. This particular girl is all dressed up in an antique sweet white cotton dress with pink hand embroidered detailing, and a pink crocheted bonnet- an amazing presentation! She is bound to impress, all in a great overall condition! Do not hesitate to make this girl your own, because she will bring you joy daily! We guarantee it!
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***The stuffed cat pictured is a photography prop and is NOT for sale***
She has a bisque socket head, with blue glass sleep eyes, painted upper and lower lashes, brown feathered brows, and an open-closed mouth. She stands at 14” on a chunky antique fully-jointed wood and composition toddler body with slanted hips, and wears a soft blond mohair wig, worn in soft curls with bangs.
She's dressed in an antique white cotton dress, with cap sleeves and a Peter Pan collar, both decorated with pink featherstitching at the edges. The waist has a lovely pink cross-stitch pattern. Underneath, she wears an antique white cotton half slip, with lace trim and inset lace, over an antique white knit onesie. On her feet are a pair of antique cable-knit white socks, and antique white leather shoes with blue silk ribbon laces, and on her head is an antique pink crocheted bonnet, with pink organdy ties.
Marks: 1488 / SIMON & HALBIG / 6 [back of head, incised]
Condition: Excellent. This girl has a beautiful bisque head that is free of hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration, and has excellent modeling, offering a beautiful character face that truly is alluring. The glass eyes are aligned well and sleep smoothly. The body retains much of its original finish, with very little age wear and minimal chipping to the paint. There is repaint to the upper torso and a painted over split on the torso where a crier was originally installed, but now gone. The cute antique costume is in great overall condition, and presents well. What a sweetheart of a doll!
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Adorable & Super RARE 14” Simon & Halbig 1488 Closed-Mouth Character in Pink and White