Manufactured by Handwerck in the 79 model, and on a wonderful early body, this girl is as sweet as can be! Adorn your collection cabinet with this darling girl, in a sweet, summery costume. For the new or experienced collector, she will make a great choice, bound to draw attention and stares. This girl is a true beauty, one who would make a proud addition to any collection!
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She has a bisque socket head with beautiful modeling and expert painting, with big blue glass set eyes, framed by painted upper and lower lashes, thick feathered brows, an open mouth with two upper teeth and a dimpled chin, with lightly blushed cheeks and pierced ears. She stands at 19” tall on her original early fully jointed wood and composition body, and wears a soft light blond mohair wig.
She wears an antique cream-colored cotton dress, with lace trim at the collar, lace-trimmed flounces at the shoulders, and blue floral trim across the top just under the collar, with a blue-grey sash at the waist. Underneath, she wears an antique white cotton full slip and pair of pantaloons, both with lace trim. On her feet are a pair of white knit socks and white suede shoes with pale blue ties. On her head is a straw hat with a blue ribbon band and blue flowers under the brim.
MARKS: 79 / 10 / Germany / HANDWERCK [incised, back of head]
CONDITION: Generally excellent. Her gorgeous, pale bisque head is free of cracks, chips, hairlines, and restoration, and has expert and delicate painting of features, crisp and deep modeling of an absolutely gorgeous face, and pleasant, subtle color. She originally had four upper teeth, but the outer two have been lost, leaving her with two upper teeth; the remaining teeth are centered in the mouth and still look nice. The glass eyes sparkle, and are aligned well in the head. The early wood & composition body retains much of its shiny original finish and is in great condition with only minor age wear. The costume is good, with some age-related discoloration and mended damage to the lace trim. This girl is a real darling!
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Sweet 19” Handwerck 79 in Cream-Colored Dress