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 25” ( 64cm ) 1850’s -era German porcelain shoulder head doll with lovely pink tint, rouged cheeks, rarer brown eyes and black eyeliner above as well as a parallel red line above that on upper lids, rarer LOWER PAINTED LASHES, well modeled nose and red highlighted nostrils and also at inner eye corners, a center part hair style with deep comb marks and hair pulled back exposing the ears and forming eleven tightly formed vertical curls in back extending to the neckline. The antique body is stuffed muslin -covered with sewn joints at shoulders, hips, and knees, and very nice wooden lower arms with carved fingers in a style similar to those found on the so-called “ milliner’s model “ types. The clothing is all antique and exquisite with grey wool jacket with blue linen edged lapels and sleeves, and bottom with brass bell- shaped buttons and an antique watch pinned on left front. The skirt is quilted silk, the undergarments antique cotton and lace, with socks sewn to lower cloth legs, and wearing antique brown leather shoes with side buttons worthy of the finest French Fashion doll of equal size. At the extreme corner edge on front plate the is a tiny insignificant firing separation but is not a damage but requires mentioning for full disclosure……US$ 1,975. 

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15 ½” ( 39cm ) tall German papier-mache shoulder head doll ( so-called “ milliner’s model”-type ) with molded and painted features, brown painted eyes, 1850-era center part hair style covering ears and gathered in back above the neckline into a tightly coiled bun. The facial patina is original in good condition but with a narrow split in the mold seam on left side of hair and extending down through the neck. The original cotton print dress is sewn securely around the upper body and neck but we felt through the clothing and find no mache pieces missing nor obvious damage or breakage but are limited to any further inspection of the area without destroying the original vintage costume. The body is the typical firm stuffed leather covered body with narrow waist and long wooden lower wooden arms with “ spoon-shaped “ hands, as well as wooden lower legs with blue edging on feet to simulate slipper shoes. By examining arms by touch only we can notice some sagging of sawdust stuffing between the shoulders and the wooden arms but clothing prohibits closer viewing. Still a very nice early original doll with any wear solely commensurate with age and nonetheless still remarkable considering age and materials……………………………………………US$ 950. 

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15” ( 38cm ) 1870s-‘80s French Papier-Mache shoulder head doll with molded and painted features mounted on the original firm leather covered body with curved arms and legs with slight curves at back of knees and “ mitten-type “ hands with stitched finger delineations. The hair has a black painted skull cap with curls fringes surrounding the forehead and two tiny nail holes where once a wig was probably attached but not mandatory as one finds these with both wigs and painted hair only. These are known in France as “ Pauline”-type dolls and come in many forms with hair, eyes, and mouths executed differently. This one is dressed in a red print linen dress with shall and apron, a “ Red Riding Hood “-type coat and hood and carrying a basket full or wares, obviously a “ street peddler “. In the basket she sells smaller baskets, a doll, lanterns, cards, hats, sewing items and fabrics, and other assorted goods, of various vintages, some period while others somewhat later to a few modern but in “ antique style “…..US$ 750. 

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 Exquisite quality all porcelain German doll circa mid– to later Nineteenth Century known to collectors as “ Frozen Charlie “ with pink tint porcelain glaze with slightly darker tint to the head with rouged cheeks, blue eyes, and well modeled cafe-au-lait wavy hair with deep comb marks and spit-curl-type detail framing the face, well defined finger and toe nails as well as the typical outstretched arms with clenched fists, and standing an impressive 15 inches ( 38cm ) tall, one of the largest sizes known and weighing a commensurate amount to the height. He is well dressed in a homemade crocheted Tyrolean boys costume with matching cap attempting to replicate the typical regional costume of the “ lederhosen “ worn by young lads in the mountainous areas of the region. The costume is of one solid piece so cannot be removed without cutting and thereby destroying the clothing but it is loose enough so we have attempted to review the underneath condition of the doll and have found no damage or restoration. That said, if purchased and the buyer wants to remove the costume for ultimate security and subsequently finds any damage or restoration being concealed, rest assured We Will Accept a return As Long AS the issue is reported within 24 hours of receipt AND the buyer emails us a photo proving any possible problem within that time frame. With that in mind please decide with 100% certainty that you like the doll sufficiently barring damage BEFORE destroying the costume as we do not want the clothing ruined and still returning the doll with negative condition issues……………US$ 450. 

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Large ( 30”, 76cm ) German glazed porcelain shoulder head with painted and molded features circa mid 1870s with blue eyes and elaborately and well modeled hair with center part, lots of bunches of thick curls framing the face and covering the ears and in back and sides gathered into about eleven short vertical curls stopping mid- neckline. The facial painting is excellent and smooth and surprisingly for this period with a pink tint overall and not the bright white typical of this era. She is mounted to an antique muslin stuffed body with sewn joints at shoulders, hips, and knees, “ mitten-type “ hands with separate thumbs, and printed stockings on lower legs with sewn-on black velvet boots covering the foot area. She wears a period printed cotton floral dress with velvet ribbon and lace trim in an “ off the shoulder “-style resting on the outer corners of the shoulder plate. Overall in excellent condition with a few small black paint rubs on several curls in back…………………..US$ 245.