Offered is this large 31" German China lady doll with a wonderful curly 1860's-70's do and a nice antique costume.
Her porcelain shoulder head is in perfect condition without damage or restoration and alone measures 7.5" tall by 7.5" wide. It features nice deep modeling and the lovely painting that Kestner German China dolls are known for. She has a very pleasing face and nice comb marks coming from her deep center part.
Once in her lifetime (early to mid 20th century), she ended up in the Emma Clear hospital, also known at the time as the Humpty Dumpty doll hospital, as her tag indicates. I love that this tag remains on her body as it is an important part of her history. Her cloth body was redone at that time with sturdy muslin fabric and stuffed with sawdust and her original hands were reattached. They are beautiful porcelain arms with perfect fingers. Her lower legs with boots are definitely replacements with the quality workmanship that Emma Clear is known for. She wears an 1860's style jacket made of antique velvet and a silk skirt with layers of antique undies.
Very nice German China lady.