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Over and above just simply being a pretty doll in her own right, this 18” ( 46 cm ) parian shoulder head also has many desirable added features making her all that more desirable. Although obscured by the leather on edge of cloth body in front the shoulder is incised in lower center “ S. H.”. In addition she has the much rarer inset blue glass eyes, a beautiful and elaborate “ Alice”-type café-au-lait hairstyle held in place with a black enameled and painted hairband. The earlobes are also pierced into the head with single bead earrings inserted. The body is antique leather narrow waist style with delicate bisque forearms. The two- piece costume of mauve linen jacket and lavender and white striped cotton skirt match almost perfectly the rosy but not too red cheek blushing. The underclothing is simple but old. The boots are old as well but probably are homemade from burgundy corduroy, silk lace shoestrings, and brown leather soles. An unassumingly simplistic doll but with an innate beauty shining through nevertheless!……..SOLD

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Very pretty 19” ( 48cm ) German parian shoulder head doll, circa 1870, with curly blond upswept hairstyle with curly banana curls on top of head extending down and back just above the neckline with a long braid encircling the entire neck in back and gathered in front continuing the framing of the face but leaving the ears exposed. The earlobes are pierced with a single faux diamond earring inserted in both ears and into the head. Her facial features are entirely painted with blue eyes, pale complexion and rouged cheeks for contrast. Her shoulder plate from the nape of the neck down are molded to simulate a multidimensional blouse with a pierced hole in center of neckline and another faux jewel inserted to affect the impression of a necklace. The head is mounted to an antique cloth body with brown leather arms and outlined “ fingers “ with brown leather boots and red silk stockings an integral part of the body from knees downward. She wears an antique white cotton print dress with narrow waist, and shawl-like attached top of the same material with antique white cotton undergarments. The modeling of the elaborate coiffure and “ jeweled ” earrings and necklace highlight the complexity that went into making this elaborate and somewhat different mold ……………….US$ 695. 

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Very pretty and always popular 1860’s-era German china head girl with nice pink luster tint, broad face with a hint of a smile, all molded and painted facial features with well -defined eyeliner features, and a well modeled hairstyle featuring a definite center part from center of head forward with an array of ten tightly curled vertical clusters covering the ears and gathered in back of head ending at the neckline. There are a few minor color rubs on the hair on two curls in back but overall coloring remains very good. The head is mounted to an antique stuffed muslin body with sewn joints at shoulders, hips, and knees, with white leather arms with individually stitched fingers, ( lacking a few on the left but repaired as best as possible considering ). The dress is made of colorful antique plaid cotton with velvet and lace trim and a narrow high waist band, and all antique white cotton and lace underclothing with red crocheted booties. She is 23” ( 58 cm ) tall and offered at a very reasonable…………………US$ 595.

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Stylish late 1870s German glazed porcelain shoulder head doll with slight pink tint, rosy cheeks, blue painted eyes with black curved eyeliner on upper lid with a similar red curved line above that, a center part hairdo with heavy three dimensional raised curls framing the face and covering the ears entirely with eleven vertical curl formations encircling the back of the head terminating at the center of the neck. As is normal there are a few color rubs on the black hair but few and not distracting. She is on a very old muslin stuffed body with sewn joints at shoulder, hips, and knees, with original “ oversized “ dark leather arms with big individually stitched fingers, in remarkably good condition considering age and material. The ( once ) pink , somewhat faded one piece off the shoulder dress with thread braid trim on bottom edge is of the period. Undergarments are antique white cotton and linen, and the black knit long stockings are also very old. Any shoes she may have once had are no longer present. A true portrayal of a young girl of her time in history!…………………………….US$ 395.