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A sweet 18" antique German bisque doll, with a pretty face. Her socket head is incised C // 191. This mold number is a Kammer & Reinhardt number but it does not have the typical K*R incised with it. I believe it is an earlier marking - perhaps a G. Borgfeldt mark. She does have the sweet dolly face look of the 191 K*R doll.
Her bisque has no hairlines or chips. There is a firing separation done in the making in the outer corner of one eye as shown. There is a few minor chips around the ear piercing holes. Her lovely face has multi-stroke brows (one has a small rub), replaced upper lashes, painted lower lashes, beautiful blue sleep eyes set on a weighted rocker, red accent in the eye corners and nostrils, shapely painted lips, an open mouth with 4 upper teeth and nice rosy cheeks.
Her wooden and composition ball jointed body is original. There are a few minor paint touch ups here and there. One of the hands have been replaced and is a tad smaller than the original and the thumb on that hand has been restored. It appears that one of the lower leg portion is slightly longer than the other, it is either a factory flaw or one of the lower leg portions have been replaced. She is tightly strung and displays well.
She is wearing a striking vintage taffeta gold dress with a charming matching hat. Her costume is in excellent condition. She has cotton stockings and leather shoes as well.
Pretty doll - Ready to display!
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Antique Early Kammer & Reinhardt Bisque Doll Mold # 191
$121 USD SOLD
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