This is a fine 22" tall circa 1880s German china head doll made by Alt Beck & Gottschalck. This is their model number 880 size 11 and is marked such on the back of the shoulder plate. The shoulder head alone measures 6.25" tall. It is a chubby child model with short curly hair and exposed ears. This doll has a nice antique chunky home made cloth body with mitten hands. He or she is dressed in antique clothing consisting of white cotton pantaloons, petticoat , and nightgown, red and white striped stockings, and burgundy leather slippers. The nightgown's front opening was splitting so I added a pin to hold it closed.
Condition: There is a small chip below the doll's front left sew hole and another smaller chip to the inside edge of the front. There is a manufacturing defect in the form of a small piece of porcelain matter stuck to the side of the right cheek below the ear. The body is age stained. Night gown front opening is splitting.
This is a very sweet boyish child china doll.
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