For your consideration Is a Simon & Halbig 18 bisque doll. Her head is marked with a star and the initials K & R, 117/A mold mark and Simon & Halbig. With the number 46 at the bottom of her neck is her height in centimeters. On her right hip stamped in red ink is Heinrich Handwerck, Germany. The first part of his first name is worn.Her glass sleep eyes may be ever so slightly set back. They open and close very well.
Still pretty and no cloudiness. Can sit with head and hands in proper pose but her strings are loose. When she is lying down her head falls backwards and sideways a bit.She cannot sit on her own. Her arms still hold a pose. Her "real" upper lashes are a bit misshapen they come to a point in the center which gives her eyes a triangle appearance. When her eyes are closed I can see that one bisque eyelid is rough and has a white color. The finish on her body has some wear and tear mostly in the places you see it most often on these dolls, hands, fingers, toes, jointed areas. Fingertips on one hand have rubs as do the tips of her toes. One arm has a spot of missing bisque and the wood underneath is exposed. Her wig is securely glued to her head and appears to be in good condition. Her shoes have wear but appear to be all original.
Nor sure if the shoelaces are original though. One has a break that was tied together in a knot. Most of the soles have worn away. The socks have some pale stains and fraying at the top.
The pantaloons are clean with no tears or stains as are the two slips. Her dress looks a little dingy. The over lace has separated at the neck on the left side and some holes and tears on the lace at the bottom of the sleeves. Dress has one small dark stain on the skirt in front.
Two hooks are missing a fastener. Her little overtop or sheer jacket is in fairly good shape. The item "Antique Simon & Halbig Doll 18 Bisque Handwerck K & R 117A Mein Liebling TLC" is in sale since Tuesday, March 14, 2017. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German".
The seller is "antiques1945" and is located in Canoga Park, California. This item can be shipped to United States.