This shoulder plate doll is by Hertwig and it is the smaller one at 3.5" tall. These dolls had a "Pet Name”, Dorothy and Helen were first introduced in 1895, and were advertised for sale for at least 25 years. The kid body is so tight to her body that I could not pull it down enough to read the actual name but you can see the tops of the letters. She has a molded collar with Peter Pan collar and bow, a name in the front and in the back you can see a part of the letters which say patent applied for/Germany. Her kid body is jointed at the knees and the hips so that she sits very nicely.
As to condition, I can feel that through the kid that the porcelain shoulder plate is intact. The body is in fair condition with primitive hands one of which is detached I propped it in the kid sleeve and it can be glued back on. See pics. The stuffing is less full in one of the legs. The darling homemade dress she came with is a lovely waffled muslin gown with a sweet blue floral print and lace at the collar, 8' from shoulder to hem. She has on little silk socks that are sewn on.
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