This is an important example of a German china head doll on factory original body and with original box. The doll is 17" tall. The 18" box is lid only and includes the original German red label on one end. The doll body has a red sticker on the chest for Rex Quality Germany. I believe that Rex was a German distributor company and supplier to other companies. This particular doll is unusual because this flat top china shoulder head model is usually circa dated to around the 1870s, give or take a decade. However family history stated that this doll was purchased from Sears Roebuck in 1928. This body type of oil cloth is typical for that time period. The conclusion is that Rex having dolls assembled from a mixture of old stock and new parts. This is evidence that makes it very difficult to assign definite dates to this type of doll, and as such it is a very important example to have to demonstrate this.
Condition: The only mars on the doll are from where some old wrapping material must have once stuck to the surface of the oil cloth body. No damage to the china head or bisque arms. The box is fragile and has old tape repairs.
This doll is an oddity, and should be kept intact for the purpose of study.