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This Stunning 21” Antique German Bisque Head Doll was made by the Simon & Halbig Co. on commission for the Kammer Reinhardt Company. Because Germany is not incised on back of the head, it would have been made circa 1890s since the US required the country of origin to be indicated after 1900. Many dolls of this era had no mold #, as this doll, which has only the size #53. However, it is likely they used the same mold as the #117 doll head as it is nearly identical and a favorite among collectors with the distinctive pouty mouth appearance and enchanting child-like expression.
Marked S&H K * R 53
Perfect bisque head with NO chips, NO cracks and NO repairs. Soft creamy bisque with softly blushed cheeks with NO rubs. Pierced, nicely modeled ears with antique green glass bead earrings.
Original brown blown glass sleep eyes that work well and retain most of the original wax. Delicately painted upper and lower lashes, molded multi-stroked brows, dimpled chin. Lips are shaded and outlined in pink with 4 upper teeth showing in her open mouth.
Original composition and turned wood body in great condition with minor touch-ups and has been restrung securely.
Dressed in a very well done copy of an antique dress in heather green brocade with a long lace trimmed bib like train down the front and covered buttons on the cuffs and down the back. Bottom of skirt is pleated. It is beautifully made, lined with seam binding and lining. Unders are all antique including a chemise, petticoat and pantaloons. She wears vintage oil cloth shoes and replaced stockings.
Original blonde mohair wig with soft wispy curls and original pate. Hat is a vintage black felt one with a wide brim and attached flowers. She also wears an antique pin with a large green stone and carries a vintage white hankie with lace trim.
A gorgeous doll with a darling sweet face.. She is fully dressed and display ready.
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21" Kammer Reinhardt / Simon Halbig Antique Bisque Head Doll. Orig Body & Wig. Display Ready.
$347 USD SOLD
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