This is an especially well defined 10" tall antique German ethnic black china head doll. He has light brown eyes that show up dramatically against the black china. This doll has its original body underneath a newer recovering. The fabric of the original body was degrading so it had to be recovered. The black china lower legs with bare feet are original. The doll's right china arm is original but was broken off at the wrist and has a rebuilt hand. The left china arm is an antique replacement. The clothing consists of herringbone patterned trousers with shoulder straps, over a salmon cotton shirt with mother of pearl buttons. The clothes are older vintage but not as old as the doll.
Condition: The shoulder head is in good condition, no chips cracks or repairs. The body has been recovered. Right hand is rebuilt. Left arm is an antique replacement.
This is my favorite model of antique black china doll, and this type is very hard to find. The modeling of the head is very well done.