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26" Heinrich Handwerck 99 DEP Doll. Head by Simon & Halbig. Display Ready. Gorgeous!
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This 26" big beautiful girl is marked 14/ Germany/ 99/ DEP/ HANDWERCK/ 5 1/2. Date of manufacture, circa the late 1890s. The Heinrich Handwerck Co. was established in 1876 by Heinrich and his wife Minna. They commissioned the Simon & Halbig Co. to supply them with the bisque doll heads of Handwerck's own designs. The Handwercks manufactured the composition ball jointed bodies.
She has lovely big blue sleep eyes that work well. Delicately painted upper and lower lashes, molded light brown brows painted with multi-strokes. Very full cheeks, nicely blushed with NO rubs. Open mouth with four pearly upper teeth showing. Lips are shaded and outlined in soft pink with matching eye and nose dots.
She has a dimple in her cute double chin and pierced ears with pearly earrings on old wire. There is a tiny flea bite on each ear hole.
Her bisque head has NO chips, NO cracks and NO repairs. Only a few wig pulls on the back where someone carelessly pull her wig off.
Her lovely blonde human hair wig is her original. I used a curling iron on it to make the pretty ringlets.
Body is also her original. Signed 'Heinrich Handwerck Germany 5 1/2'. It is in very good condition with no repairs and is tightly strung. There are a few small rubs and flaking at the ball joints.
She has beautifully articulated hands and fingers with NO repairs.
She is dressed in a sweet antique sheer white cotton dress with scalloped, lace trimmed hem, sleeves and neckline and an empire waist threaded with pink ribbon. The neckline and sleeves are also threaded with pink ribbon. I made the pink silk ribbon to match for her hair.
Her undies are all antique which include a chemise, lace trimmed pantaloons, and a gorgeous lace trimmed and pin-tucked petticoat. Shoes are vintage white felt. Stockings are older vintage ribbed cotton.
She picked out a pretty brooch with a portrait of a Victorian lady inside that I put on white silk ribbon tied around her neck. All of my dolls carry antique hankies. This one is sheer white cotton with elaborate embroidery on each corner.
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