This is a fine antique German blond bisque so-called parian type boy doll made by C.F. Kling company circa 1870s-1880s. He is marked on the shoulder plate back with model number 122 followed by a size number which is hard to read. He has a commercially made antique cloth body with sewn on leather boots and striped stockings. The lower arms are bisque. He is dressed in typical Victorian period young boy child clothing, as little boys were clothed in dresses then. His antique clothing consists of white cotton pantaloons, chemise, petticoat, topped by a wonderful dark purple velveteen dress with gold satin trimming neckline, cuffs and hem and closing with French faceted glass jet buttons in back. He also has dark navy blue crocheted bonnet to protect his head, though he is so handsome it's a shame to cover his head.
Condition: All bisque parts are in good condition except for a couple of small nibbles to the outer edge of the doll's right shoulder. No other chips, cracks or repairs to shoulder head or arms. The upper leather portion of the bisque arms had to be replaced as old portion was largely gone.
This is an uncommon Kling model with an early model number. This little boy will make an important addition to a collection of antique dolls.
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