This is a very large 7" tall German Hertwig Petname Marion china doll shoulder head. She has black hair int he typical lowbrow hair style and a slightly turned head. These Petname chinas date from 1895 up through the early 1900s and were made by Hertwig for Butler Brothers for the American market. The one is marked on the back in raised letters "PATENT APP'D FOR GERMANY" and has her name Marion highlighted in gold on the front of her molded blouse.
The shoulder head measures 7" tall, 5.5" across shoulders and 3.75" deep at the base.
Condition is good. There is wear to the gilded highlights and a slight glaze filled manufacturing flaw to the rear right corner.
Great to display in a line up of graduated sizes of these interesting Petname series of dolls.