This is an estate sale find and as much as I love learning about and researching vintage treasures, I have to admit that the world of dolls is actually very complex and more than I had ever imagined. Here are the things I discovered about her that seem important: She is actually in pretty good shape considering her age.
I put a flashlight in her head to light it up and saw no cracks, chips or repairs. Her mohair wig could use some tidying but is also in good condition. Her fingers and toes are all present and accounted for and have the original dainty red lines painted on them. She does have a crack on the back of one of her composition arms, I took a close-up photo of the damage.
Her joints all move freely but some poses don't hold so I'm guessing she needs to be restrung. She is marked on the back of her head: K R Simon Halbig 117 with a 46 at the base of her neck.
Her dress and undergarments are in pretty good shape, her socks and sweater are a tad shabby and moth-eaten and one of her shoes has a broken buckle. If you have any sort of question just send me a message and I'll try to respond right away. If for any reason I've missed something or misrepresented my item in any way, I'll be happy to work with you to make things right. The item "Antique Bisque KR Simon Halbig 117 16 Doll brown glass sleep eyes NO RESERVE" is in sale since Thursday, August 25, 2016. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German".The seller is "cloverwise" and is located in Eugene, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.