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Lovely 22″ ( 55 cm ) Simon & Halbig doll with wonderful soft expressive features incised ” S&H 1279 DEP 10 “, with open mouth and two upper teeth, blue glass sleep eyes in almond shaped sockets, finely painted lashes and thick multi-stroke brows, deep dimples in cheeks, chin, and near lower edges of eyes, on the original fully jointed wood and composition body with excellent original finish. She wears a wonderful full curly antique blond mohair wig, a fine white cotton and lace 1900’s period dress, all antique underwear and old brown canvass shoes with buckles. The modeling on the 1279 models vary quite a lot and this one has a very soft, serene expression whereas others can be often quite fierce and/or extreme. US$ 2,750.

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Lovely cabinet size closed mouth Kestner pouty child, with head incised ” 7 “, 11 1/2  ( 29 cm ) tall with brown sleep eyes, chubby cheeks and double chin, pale bisque with nice pale cheek blushing, well painted lashes and thick multi stroke brows, on the original early chubby fully jointed wood and composition body with straight wrists and separate ball joints at the elbows and shoulders, all with fine pale shiny original patina. She retains her original blond mohair wig over plaster pate (detached ), and wears a beautiful pale aqua and white cotton and silk dress with lace trim and well coordinated hat, old white underclothes and stockings, and very pretty antique white leather shoes with pom pom shoe strings. A very nice doll in a most desirable size. US$ 2,250.

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Adorable AM 341 ” Dream Baby “ with flange neck, closed mouth and painted hair and brown glass sleep eyes, a variation known as the ” pillow baby ” or ” pillow puppet “. The pillow has an opening in the back where the child can insert his hand and put fingers into the bottom opening of the head and also into the two hands as one would with a puppet. The hands are celulloid and the pillow is covered in front with a lovely pale green silk with white gauze arm coverings with fancy lace edgings all around and a frail green silk ribbon bow in the center. The doll head has an 8″ circumference and the length of the pillow is 13” including the lace border. A very nice inexpensive doll/novelty item in wonderful condition. US$ 195.