This is a wonderful antique find. The wooden trunk is in very sturdy condition with its original top tray and colorful decoration of Youth & Beauty. The doll is just shy of 7 tall and quite unusual. Her bisque head has brown set eyes with painted upper and lower lashes. Her open mouth exposes the teeniest top row of finely square cut teeth.She is unmarked, but clearly German. Her composition body retains its original finish with white painted ribbed socks and single strap black heeled maryjanes. Her torso is covered with a bodysuit that I believe is made from a chamois like animal skin.
It is trimmed in delicate lace and has pink silk ribbon for shoulder straps and around waist. The bust, hips and buttocks are softly padded to give her the illusion of a curvy female form. She comes with two antique dresses. A raw silk floral that is a bit tattered, but fits her nicely.
The second dress is a blue and white striped simple hand-stitched piece. The tray came with an antique photo of two woman resembling twins.
To further this assumption are two twin china frozen charlotte type dolls. There is also a wooden block with lovely brightly colored lithography, 4 random pieces of dolls white china dinnerware as well as antique doll sized brass teapot and kettle both retaining their original lids. Lastly is a tiny Steiff mouse with tag and button in ear. This is an early collection, possibly belonging to twin sisters.
The item "Antique German bisque head unusual body + doll trunk Steiff mouse toys dresses" is in sale since Wednesday, September 5, 2018. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German".
The seller is "cristina69" and is located in Highland Lakes, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.