This lovely doll is marked "Germany "S pb H' in a star "914" "9". From those marks, we can tell she was made by Schoenau Hoffmeister. She is a large doll at 26-1/2" tall and is in lovely condition! She has her original blue sleep eyes, that still sleep. She has her original brown mohair wig....maybe not in tiptop shape but I always hate to throw away a doll's original wig since it's a part of her history. She also has what I believe to be her original dress...a lovely white lightweight linen. When I purchased her many years ago, she came to me with this dress. It is such a great fit for her that I thought it was either her original manufacturer's dress, or else mommy-made soon after she found her first home. I have added a slip and drawers that are newer-made (and not photographed--if you need to see them, please email me and I will send photos). She wears old, vintage knit stockings and newer black leather shoes.
Please take a moment to study the photos of her body, her hands and her feet. Her body is in nice condition, with no repaint. Her hands and feet have no breaks or missing parts and still have the original red outline paint. Her bisque is beautiful, too, with a rosy glow. She has no hairlines, breaks, chips or wig pulls. She has an open mouth with four teeth.
This mold number is not in the Foulke doll book and is not as common as some of the Schoenau Hoffmeister mold numbers. It may be that some collectors will consider her to be a tiny step higher than the typical German dolly face because of the different modeling of her face.
Please let me know if you have any questions concerning this lovely doll, and thanks for visiting my shop today!