We offer for your consideration an antique German Simon and Halbig 1078 bisque head doll on a ball jointed composition body. The doll has a dolly face and is about 22 inches tall. She has what appears to be her original human hair wig. She has nice grey sleep eyes with painted upper and lower lashes. The brows are molded and painted and also have some that are feathered for a more natural look.When you look inside the doll's head you will notice that the plaster holding the sleep eyes together does have a little chip (please see pictures). We do not think that there is any further damage and it seems to be holding fine. The eyes open and close without assistance. The eye corners are accented with red and the nostrils also have red dots.
The mouth is opened with 4 teeth exposed. The bisque is matte and nicely shaded and the lips are well defined with no color missing. The head and body are in good condition but the stringing is too tight and the doll needs to be restrung.
We tried to show that the body is pulling out of position because the stringing is tight. It may be fine but thought it was something that needed to be pointed out. We do not see any hairline cracks in the bisque or rubs in the paint. The body appears to be in its original condition.
We do not see any crazing. The toes, toe nails, and fingernails are outlined in red. The doll is marked on the back of the head 1078 / Simon & Halbig / S &H / Germany / 10. The composition body is ball jointed and is marked on the back in red GERMANY inside a red rectangle with the number 3 underneath (see pictures). The doll comes with an outfit that consists of : vintage off-white lace dress with long sleeves, long slip with lace trim, off white long pantaloons, antique cap with hand stitched details, vintage red oilcloth shoes and earrings (found with doll) that need some kind of back to secure in place.
The outfit is not original to the doll but the pieces are all vintage and antique and could be used. We encourage you to look at our pictures for more information and to ask questions if needed. Thank you for your interest. The item "Antique 22 Simon & Halbig 1078 bisque head doll, Marked Composition body" is in sale since Monday, May 28, 2018.This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German". The seller is "jamesandellen1975" and is located in Cumming, Georgia.
This item can be shipped worldwide.