This is a beautiful 17" tall antique German parian bisque doll with fancy hairdo and pierced ears, made by Conta & Boehme circa 1870s. She has a very uncommon hairstyle with short bangs in front and wisps on the sides, the bulk of the hair pulled loosely back and gathered into a bun on the back of the head, and a chignon loop of hair spills below the bun down onto the back of her neck. The shoulder head is marked on the lower back 42 or possibly #2. She is dressed in antique clothing consisting of petticoat, chemise and pink wool dress with black striped and black velvet ribbon trim. Her pantaloons and additional petticoat appear to more newly made, along with her necklace and earrings. She has an antique body with bisque lower arms. Someone a long time ago made her a pair of wooden lower legs, probably to replace some that were broken.
Condition: The bisque parts are all in good condition, no chips, cracks or repairs. The lower legs are an old replacement. There are a couple of small minor holes in her dress.
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