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25" Antique German Bisque Head Doll 'Special' by Adolf Wislizenus. Beautifully Dressed. Display Ready.
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25” Antique German Bisque Head Doll by the Adolph Wislizenus Co. in Walthershausen, Thuringia, Germany circa 1900. This factory made the composition bodies only and commissioned several German companies to make the bisque heads, such as Simon & Halbig and Bahr & Proschild.
This doll was named ‘Special’ which is incised on the back of her head. Her bisque head has been lighted carefully checked with a loop. It has NO chips, NO cracks and NO repairs. There are two very faint scratches on the right cheek.
MARK: 29 A ~ W Special Germany
Complexion is soft and creamy and nicely modeled with very full, blushed cheeks. She has her original, lovely deep blue blown glass sleep eyes that work well. The lid wax is gone and at some time they were touched up with paint. Her brows are expertly painted in long layered strokes as well as upper and lower painted lashes.
The lips on her open mouth are shaded and outlined in soft pink, matching the accent dots in her perky nose and inner eye corners. There are 4 upper teeth showing.
She is on her original 15 piece composition and wood ball jointed body in good condition. With only minor restoration and repaint around some joints and the neck opening. It has been restrung nice and sturdy. Ring finger on her right hand was rebuilt.
Her wig is a very pretty strawberry blonde, antique human hair one with soft curls to below her shoulders in good condition. I put a big pure silk heather blue ribbon in her hair to accentuate her fabulous blue eyes.
She is wearing a beautiful antique white dotted swiss dress with lovely vertical lace down the front, around the neckline and on the sleeves. Attached at the neckline and waist are lavender ribbons with rosettes. The dress is in very good condition with no mends and no damage, crispy clean and pressed.
Unders include an antique white cotton full slip with openwork lace hem, lace trimmed pantaloons, vintage stockings and antique black oil cloth shoes with original ties and bows on the toes.
Most of my dolls carry an antique hankie. This one is white cotton with finely done crocheted lace around the edges and draping down one corner. She also has a pretty vintage rhinestone floral design pin on her bodice.
Please check out the other display ready dolls in my shop and feel free to Make Offers on any DESIGNATED items, all reasonable offers will be considered.
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