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Seldom found and exceptionally lovely and deeply modeled 21” ( 52 cm ) German parian shoulder head lady with blue glass eyes, pierced-in earlobes with dangling earrings, pale complexion with rouged cheeks and slight smile, and a most elaborate hair arrangement of rarer café-au-lait hair drawn severely back covering just the tops of the ears appearing as winged protrusions into tightly braided arrangements in back at neck level. Perhaps the most unusual feature of the coiffure is a deep depression front center with two batches of thick curls on each side of the center part where it shows the curls are secured by a thick black hairband with gold luster trim. The body if firm muslin covered stuffed cloth with sewn joints at elbows, hips, and knees, with good quality white leather forearms with individually stitched fingers. She has been elegantly and professionally re-costumed in a two piece pale green satin ball gown with lace trimmed sleeves and collar, all antique cotton and linen undergarments, pale blue knit socks, and wonderful antique “ Keystone “ leather side button boots with slight heel, as well as having a newer but appropriate chain necklace. For the advanced and discernable collector of mid-19th Century parian and china dolls!………US$ 1,150. 

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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.

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 Extremely nice Simon-Halbig shoulder head doll incised ( very faintly ) on center front shoulder edge “ S 7 H “ and having a intricate coiffure of café-au lait hair pulled tightly back from the forehead behind the ears into shoulder length wavy curls and held in place by a molded and black painted head band. She has pierced-in earlobes with pink drop earrings, molded and painted facial features with that easily recognized S&H slight smile, pale blue eyes, and black upper eyeliner with red parallel curved line above. The body is also original, easily identifiable as Simon Halbig as it is firmly stuffed muslin covered with sewn joints at shoulders, hips, and knees, with exquisitely detailed modeling of the long bisque forearms and hands, and also typical S&H chubby parian legs with painted white stockings and black modeled and painted side- button boots with heels. ( There is an old repair on top of right leg but covered by a piece of cloth so not visible). The costume could be all original or at least of the period with a pleated cotton print blouse, well- coordinated cotton skirt with “ Greek Key “ border trim, and antique undergarments. As an extra bonus she has a brass watch on left wrist. A very pretty desirable doll in excellent condition !………………………….US$ 795

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 Unusual 6” ( 16cm ) fully jointed all wooden miniature doll with one piece torso and head with painted gesso covered face and uncharacteristically carved hair with tight bun in back and curly carved curly ringlets covering both ears. Arms and legs are jointed and costume is a one piece ankle length dress with cotton and lace embroidered collar, white linen underclothing and knickers, and orange painted shoes on flat feet. Painted features appear original and bright with only a few typical paint flecks on hair……….SOLD