Antique German doll patent washable bulgy glass eyes papier mache papermache childhood doll from the late 19th century, a genuine primitive plaything to dress. She has stationary blue glass eyes ( they do not sleep) and her original brunette human hair wig. Her shoulderhead has separated from the cloth body and can be easily glued back in place with a common water soluble school glue. Leaving her as is will allow for easier and safer shipping. The head can be double boxed with the inside of the head stuffed with tissue to protect the eyes. There is minor chipping to the underside of the shoulderplate at the front left side. She has rubs to her eyebrows as well. Her cheek color is still fresh and rosy with all lip color intact. She has such a sweet gentle face.
The body is 17 inches long. The doll shoulderhead is 5 1/4 inches tall. The complete doll when the head is back on the body is 21 inches.
The back of her shoulder plate is marked Made in Germany. The body also has a round made in Germany stamp on the torso. The torso and arms are hair stuffed as seen in the close-up images. Her long black stockings are still sewn in place on the upper thighs. Her knees bend and likely have been sewn straight across at the knee to allow them to bend. The legs are stuffed with straw and the black oilcloth boots with heels are sewn onto the legs and have remnants of the red ribbon sewn at the ankle. The hands are a flat mitten style with no stuffing and fraying around the outer seams. She also wears a tattered knit undershirt.