GERMAN CHARACTERS III

 

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Diminutive 12″ ( 31 cm ) bisque head boy by Simon & Halbig ( made for Dressel ) incised  ” 1498 4 “ with molded and painted hair, inset stationary blue glass eyes, open/closed mouth, with upper and lower painted lashes and multi-stroke brows. He is mounted to a good quality German fully articulated pink wood and composition body with original finish and is dressed in white linen trousers and a cranberry and white crocheted sweater with a ” wintry ” design, as well as antique black leather shoes. The 1498 by S&H is the exact same mold as the much beloved ” 1488 ” although the ” 1488 ” has a cut head with a wig and the ” 1498 ” molded hair mandating that it be represented as a boy. a rare little doll and seldom found in this tiny size. US$ 750.

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Tiny ( 9”, 23 cm ) but oh so rarely ( if ever ) found is this charming example of the Gebruder Heubach boy incised “ 8818 Heubach ( in a square logo ) II Germany “ . He has a cut head with an original blond bobbed mohair wig, intaglio painted eyes in the palest of blue and “looking upward “, closed mouth with dimple in chin , big stuck-out ears, with a solemn , almost bewildered expression. He is mounted on a fully articulated German wood and composition body, and is costumed in a two piece pale blue cotton suit with belt at waist and an oversized white cotton and lace trimmed collar in a “ Little Lord Fauntleroy” manner. The shoes are antique black canvas with shoestring ties, and the knee length white stockings well made. He does have the faintest of hairlines on back of head starting at the crown and descending downward to mid -center but is not seen with wig in place and the minor damage is well reflected in the price of this seldom found boy!….US$ 695. 

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Beautiful and rare open mouth version of the Kammer and Reinhardt ” Mein Liebling ” incised ” K&*R Simon and Halbig 117 70 “,  27 1/2″ ( 70 cm ) tall, with brown glass sleep eyes, painted upper and lower lashes, multi-stroke lashes, pointy nose, open mouth with four upper porcelain teeth, pouty upper lip, and deep dimple in the chin. She is the original pinkish-yellowy wood and composition fully jointed body with excellent original  finish, and wears a fantastic original blond mohair wig with side part and yellow ribbon on right side, a two piece blue and white sailor dress with red neck tie , antique underwear, antique black knit socks and antique black leather shoes and a nice straw hat with cloth flowers.  This mold is actually quite rare, much more so than the closed mouth 117’s, and is much earlier and has totally different facial modeling than the more common seen ” 117n’s ” that are primarily from the 1920’s, often with flirty eyes on the so-called ” teenage ” or  ” high knee ” bodies. A beautiful mostly original doll the that would be a nice ” comparison companion ” for your closed mouth 117!……. US$ 2,250. 

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Sweet, appealing, and ever-popular Kestner portrayal of the Rose O’Neill character “ Kewpie “, in the even rarer bisque socket head version with large  brown stationary glass side glancing eyes with tiny painted lashes on the lower eyelids only . She is incised on back of neck base “ ges. Gesch, J.D.K. 10 “ and the incised signature “ O’Neill “. She has the typical and easily recognizable tight lipped broad smile, raised and enameled tiny eyebrows, molded and enameled tufts of hair above each ear and a pointed tuft of hair on back top of head with a long narrow forelock of hair emitting forward almost to the center of the forehead. The original five piece composition toddler body has the splayed so-called “ starfish “ hands and has the original paint finish throughout with some slight typical age wear ( primarily on fingertips and toes ). She wears a one piece short cotton undergarment and a period peach organdy knee-length dress with broad collar and blue silk ribbon bow tie underneath the collar. She stands 10 ½” ( 27cm ) to the top of the curl on her head and although not very tall has the appearance of a much larger doll as she is chubby all over with a huge head circumference ( almost 10” ) which belies her short stature. …………RESERVED