Please examine all the photos, they are part of the description. This is a nearly perfect bisque socket head that is marked on the back: Made in Germany, 129, 8., S. This doll was produced by the Sonnenberger Porzelanfabrik Co. Most of the bisque heads were made for this company by Carl Mueller, they are rare and beautifully made. Mold # 129 is a Carl Mueller head.
These dolls were made for the French market. She has a high forehead, a pale complexion, and very unusual black feathered eyebrows. She has her original set brown glass eyes, the eye openings slant slightly down on the outside points. She has an open mouth with six teeth (more like a French doll) and pierced applied ears with possibly original earrings. The only flaw in this doll's head would be the two minor and old tight hairlines along the back rim.
They have been reinforced on the inside and cannot propagate. The straight line seen in photo 8 over the words Made in Germany is a manufacturing scratch, has always been there and doesn't affect her. The old hairlines can be seen on either side of the wording in the same photo. She is on her original German ball jointed body that is well strung, in its original paint with normal wear and generally in excellent condition. The clothing has been replaced, she wears a French style dress and bonnet.Her head is stuffed with tissue paper and her original hard cardboard pate is lightly glued in place. Her replaced wig is simply attached with double sided tape, easily removed. This is an unusual and rare doll, they seldom come up for sale. The doll stand is not included. The item "Antique 18 German Sonneberg bisque socket head doll for French market" is in sale since Tuesday, March 07, 2017. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German". The seller is "2012askim11" and is located in Orchard Park, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, DO, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM.