SIMON & HALBIG porcelain factory, thuringia, Germany. Amongst the best quality in bisque , and great modelling in character dolls.
A rare Simon & Halbig 1388 bisque head smiling character doll. Perfect bisque head, great condition antique compo german body, all original doll. The fine and deeply moulded head with weighted blue glass eyes, painted lower lashes and real upper lashes, raised and feathered eyebrows and open smiling mouth with a row of moulded upper teeth, laughter lines and pronounced chin, long auburn wig with cream bow and on a fully jointed wood and composition body, wearing a white cotton layered dress, underclothes, socks and shoes, incised 1388, Germany, Simon & Halbig, S&H, 12, 68cm (27in) tall. PERFECT Bisque socket head with slender elongated facial modeling of lady, blue glass EYES , dark eyeliner, heavily-modeled eyelids, painted curly lashes, slightly-modeled brush-stroked brows with feathered details, accented eye corners and nostrils, closed mouth modeled as though open in a dimpled smiling expression, row of painted teeth, well-modeled unpierced ears, blonde mohair extended-length wig, composition and wooden ball-jointed body, wearing superb antique costume with undergarments, kidskin shoes, brooch with watch, silk purse with embroidered flowers. Germany Simon & Halbig S&H 12.Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1909, superb model with extraordinary quality of sculpting and quality of bisque, this largest size is virtually not known to exist. Sculpting includes triple-impressed dimples at lip corners, extra indentations at eye corners to enhance the come-hither look achieved by heavy eyelids, and well-defined chin. The doll has her original flirty eye arrangement that functions well, fabulous waist-length wig, and overall outstanding presentation. With her smiling character face and finely painted features this wonderful doll is one of the rarest of the S&H moulds, a pinnacle of achievement for doll artists in Germany at this time. Beautiful doll, ready for display. LAY A WAY accepted (MAXIMUM 12 MONTHS). We have many more additional pictures, so please let us know if there is anything in particular you would like to see. The item "EXTRAORDINARY QUALITY ANTIQUE GERMAN BISQUE DOLL 1388 S&H SIZE 12, MUSEUM PIECE" is in sale since Saturday, August 26, 2017.
This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German". The seller is "dollcollect08" and is located in La Seo de Urgel. This item can be shipped worldwide.