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This is a beautiful 20" tall circa 1870s German bisque, so-called parian, shoulder head doll made by C. F. Kling company. This doll has light blue glass eyes. She has a bald pate and is fitted with what could be her original brunette human hair wig. The only mark on the shoulder head is a 0 center back. She has a factory made antique cloth body with leather hands. Her antique clothing consists of chemise, pantaloons, petticoat, black stockings, and a turquoise wool challis dress with black ribbon trim. She wears a tiny round brooch at the neck, and a rhinestone set hair comb in her hair.
Condition: The doll's front right lower corner of the shoulder plate is chipped off. There is a dark kiln speck, like a beauty mark, between her right ear and her eye. Her body has patches. Her dress has several holes and I had to open up the cuffs in order to get the dress on and off for photos. I have left her wig loose so the head can be more easily examined.
This is one of my favorite models that Kling made. She is a beauty.
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1870s C. F. Kling Parian Bisque Doll 20 inches
$472 USD SOLD
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