This pouty flapper is a petite 5.5 inches high, put this diminutive doll displays a lot of personality and presence. Her bisque head features set deep brown glass eyes fringed by finely painted lashes. She is unusual because instead of an open mouth typical for these little flapper children, her full lips are closed, giving her a serious and solemn expression. She wears an antique simple silk dress with a ecru lace collar and underneath she wears simple chemise with a bow on her right hip. 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 “14a,” but she is definitely of German manufacture and there is a little round worm paper label on the right front of her chemise that states “Made in Germany.” Her blonde wig with its pink bows is a vintage replacement. Her composition body is also in great condition, with its original finish and the red lines between her fingers. Her dress is sadly melting, but her little chemise is intact. Her bisque has no breaks or chips; as is typical of these little dolls, it is not as finely finished. There is a small paint skip on her right eyebrow, and the complexion coat on the tip of her nose. There are two tiny white spots, one on her left cheek and the other on her chin, and a tiny bubble, about the size of a pinprick, on her right cheek. These tiny flaws are only visible on close inspection. Her five-piece composition body has no breaks or repairs, although there is some scattered surface soil and some slight rubs on the tips of the fingers of her right hand. The only thing I have done to this doll is restrung her and glued her wig in place.
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