This 16.5" blond German bisque doll with pierced ears and molded cross necklace is believed to have been made by Conta Boehme circa 1870s. She has a good antique commercially made body, with anatomically formed derriere. Her antique clothing consists of pantalettes, and petticoat topped by a tan and blue cotton dress and matching jacket. Her molded hair is arranged in vertical hanging ringlets in back, topped by a bow. Her pierced ears have enameled crosses for earrings. I believe that her earrings are newer replacements, but quite nice and suitable. Notice that her shoulder plate has been left white without any skin tint, including the cross necklace, and above the necklace she has a very slight skin tone tint.
Condition: there is a tiny chip on the bottom edge center back of the shoulder plate. There are a few kiln specks. Her dress and jacket are quite age worn and have holes. She lacks shoes and her socks are replacements.
She is an unusual doll with a high degree of originality for a doll from this period.
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