Lovely HUGE Antique Bisque HEINRICH HANDWERCK 79 Size 21 Doll Head. This Heinrich Handwerck antique bisque doll head is enormous. I've always wanted a very large doll and bought this head a number of years ago thinking it could be a fun project. I found a body that would work for her (see my other listings) and even an antique dress, but all she has done is sit in a box in the closet. I will let someone else bring her back to her full beauty.
This head is in excellent condition with only a few small chips around the earring holes. I have back lit the bisque and can see no cracks or repairs. Her cheeks do not have any rubs and she has beautiful brows and big full outlined lips.
Her four teeth are intact and there are no chips around her eyes. Speaking of her eyes, one of her big blue eyes is missing. Most of the eyeball is there, just the front iris part is gone. The eye mechanism is loose and I have it held in place with tissue but the eye would need to be replaced/repaired and reset anyway.
I always thought it could be fun to just make an eye patch for her if I had to. The head is marked with a 79 over 21.
There are no other markings which makes me think this is an early version of this mold number. The body I found for her, see last photo (listed separately) , is a size too small but together make about a 40 doll. I think with a correct body she will be 42 tall. I do not end auctions early. If there is a problem please contact me so I can make things right.
Larger items are generally UPS. The item "Lovely HUGE Size 21 Antique Bisque HEINRICH HANDWERCK 79 Doll Head" is in sale since Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German". The seller is "jefchris" and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.This item can be shipped to United States.