8 1/2 circumference around the head. Marked 32/20, probably Bahr & Proschild. Head is perfect , no damages of any kind. It is a socket head doll.
Body is original and in the original finish, French. Has typical rubs etc for a body of this era.Information found on internet for Beltons. Belton-type dolls are not attributed to any single antique doll maker, dolls are probably German, but usually attributed to the French. It's also possible, Belton-type dolls were made in both countries. The common characteristic's of Belton-type dolls are: a bisque solid dome head, an uncut pate with one, two or three holes. Belton type dolls are found sized 9" to 24" tall, usually a bisque socket head on a composition jointed body, but occasionally a bisque shoulder head on a kid body is found. Belton-type dolls do not have a doll makers initials or symbol marking, they are only marked with a size number or mold number.
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This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German". The seller is "anniepoojewels" and is located in Westfield, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.