All the needed info without the flowery hard sell stuff--just the basics. I have used "German Doll Marks & Identification book by Jurgen & Marianne Cieslik for identification, and Linda Edward's Book "Doll Values Antique to Modern as price reference. This is a 1234 shoulder head doll made by Alt Beck, Gottshalk in 1899. The marks are under the leather. She has blue glass set eyes.
I cannot check to see if they are original to the doll. Her ears are not pierced. She has a closed mouth. She wears a vintage brown mohair wig.I believe this is not original to the head. I say this because it looks like the leather was lifted at the shoulders. It wasn't my replacement- quality of repair much better than I ever did.
The main body doesn't have repairs. The seams are great, no leaking. Her feet are also perfect. She has rivets at elbows, hips, knees. The right one is good, the left one is missing the 5th finger.The upper arms are leather over wood. The leather has torn and is patched. The wood is carved in ball shoulder joints. The arms can be posed at the shoulders! There is a minute bit of sawdust leakage on the right.
CLOTHES: She is missing her shoes. She is wearing velour stretch socks that are not fabric appropriate for doll age but the color is perfect.She has matching panties and chemise, probably made in the 80s or 90's. The dress is a cream colored crepe with a lace overlay. It is a simple long A line style with a peach colored ribbon and lace decorative yoke.
There is a matching belt that draws the dress in. Seams are not finished but the dress is very sturdy.
The bonnet has wired rim in front to keep the shape. Fabric is a cream silk. There are silk flowers on the left side.
The ties are pale peach. The stand will be included if desired. Packing is with clean and washed materials that otherwise would have wound up in the recycling bin. It is not elegant but will keep the doll safe.The item "ANTIQUE BISQUE GERMAN 23 SHOULDER HEAD ABG 1234 DOME TOP DEP" is in sale since Monday, January 18, 2021. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German". The seller is "emzeemd" and is located in Woodbridge, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.