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7" All Original German Bisque-Head Flapper Child
This delightful flapper doll is a diminutive 7 inches high, put this petite sweetie packs a lot of personality. Her bisque head features a bright, alert expression with sleeping blue glass eyes fringed by finely painted lashes and rosy lips open to expose four tiny teeth. She wears her factory-original silky mohair wig cut into a fashionable bob, as well as a short cotton dress, trimmed in lace and adorned with a big ribbon bow. Underneath she wears a matching chemise or combination with bows on each hip. Both the dress and chemise fasten in the back with a tiny white button. Her slender composition body has long slim arms and legs, and she wears molded red-brown "Mary Jane" shoes with a low heel and painted cream socks. The head is incised only "3," but she is definitely of German manufacture and her almond-shaped eyes and rather prominent ears make me think she may be by Simon and Halbig. She is in wonderful shape and looks as if she was never played with. Her wig and clothing are nearly pristine. Her composition body is also in great condition, with its original finish and the red lines between her fingers. The wig needs to be glued into place (I will leave it off so that the inside of her head can be packed for shipping). Her bisque has no breaks or chips; as is typical of these later dolls, it is not as finely finished and feels just a little rougher or porous. There is a little mold debris behind each ear, but it is not noticeable under her wig. The sleep eyes retain their original plaster, but were set slightly "wonky" in the factory. Her five-piece composition body has no breaks or repairs, although there is some scattered surface soil and a tiny rub on her right pink and on her left index finger and pinky. The only thing I have done to this doll is restrung her, because the original elastic had deteriorated. Her original elastic was attached by being pulled through holes in the arms and legs, then pegged into place; instead of trying to remove the old elastic and repeg her, which would have damaged her wonderful original finish (and risked breaking an arm or leg), I anchored the new elastic to the remains of the original, so outside she appears the same as when she left the factory.