She has a bisque head, marked on the back, no chips or cracks. She has beautiful deep blue sleep glass eyes with finely painted lashes, feathered brows, open mouth with two teeth, lovely coloring and wonderful dimpled cheeks and chin. The wig is original, it is brown hand tied human hair in a short bob with bangs, the original pate and wig have been removed so there is some old plaster around the edges. The wig is good, the hair is soft and full, the base shows age but just needs to be glued back in place.
The body is composition with the original finish which is good with some finish wear from age, the hands and feet are all good with original paint. There is the remnant of an old paper label on the back. The gown is absolutely fabulous, made of fine ivory color silk and lace with tiny pin tucks and bows on the shoulders. The lace looks like an old needle lace, please view the photos, it is very fine. Underneath she wears a full length one piece cotton chemise, which is just lovely itself with micro pin tucks and a lace edged flounce.
She has a cloth diaper and little knit booties. The bonnet is gorgeous silk with embroidery, a ruffled tulle edge and tulle rosette on top. The clothing is all in excellent antique condition, it shows perfectly, there are some small splits in the silk between the folds, a few small holes in the ties of the bonnet. The written description is based on my opinion and observation of the item. I do my best, if you have another opinion please feel free to let me know, additional knowledge is always appreciated.
The listing is for the items described only, props and display items are not included. Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favorites list.I try to note any obvious damage or flaws but there may be flaws or damage not noticed on initial inspection. I do not take anything apart or check every hidden fold. Items "new with tags" may have been display models, overstock or self pulls, they have been in the retail environment and while they are new, they may have been handled by customers. There is a chance they might have minor cosmetic conditions from being handled or tried on. The item "ANTIQUE Simon & Halbig RARE 1299 German BISQUE baby DOLL 20 original SILK GOWN" is in sale since Monday, September 23, 2019.
This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German". The seller is "reflectionsdru" and is located in Virginia City, Nevada. This item can be shipped worldwide.