Beautiful 17" Antique Black Simon & Halbig / Keramisches Werk Grafenhain Doll For Sale
BEAUTIFUL 17" ANTIQUE BLACK SIMON & HALBIG / KERAMISCHES WERK GRAFENHAIN DOLL
This beautiful ethnic-featured antique black toddler/girl doll measures 17 inches in height, and dates from the 1930s.
She was made in Germany by Keramisches Werk Grafenhain, the successor of Simon & Halbig (this mold number islisted on page 1081, illustration 2434a of Coleman's Collectors Encylopedia of Dolls Volume 2.)
She is marked on the back 0f her head/neck:
K W G.
and is marked on the right side of her back: 36
She has an open crown composition socket head and a fully jointed (straight-legged/bent-armed) five-piece toddler-type composition body. Her socket head is in beautful condition and is extremely hard to fault, with no hairlines, crazing or other damage. Her composition has retained excellent even overall unfaded original colouring and a has a lovely overall soft sheen to it. Her sleeping and flirtinghazel glass eyes retain perfect undamaged original long thick eyelashes (both eyes). Her eyes 'flirt' beautifully from side to side, and open and close easily and smoothly as she is raised and lowered to 'sleep'. She retainsperfectoriginal eye and nostril accent-dots, original painted lower eyelashes, strongly-defined original painted eyebrows. Her open closed mouth and tongue retain perfect original colouring and she has both her (original) front teeth!
She retains her original cardboard pate, and her original curly black mohair wig. Her wig is in perfect condition, and is beautifully shiny,soft, clean and tangle-free with no loss or thinning. Her pate and wig are both removable/not glued on - in order to package her correctly and safely when she travels to her new home . . .
Her compositionbodyand limbsare insuperb condition,retaining virtually flawless even overall original unfaded colour,with no rubbing, marks, crazing or damage.Her fingers and toes are all in100% perfectundamaged condition. Please note: her body and limbs are 100% ORIGINAL to her - I am mentionting thisin case anyone reading this is NOT familiar with this hard-to-find doll!
She has been professionally restrung (by myself) and is the easiest of dolls to pose. In order to protect her socket head and limbs from wear/damage I have lined her neck and limb sockets with very fine felt (as can be seen in her 'undressed' photos, the felt is NOT visible and is a perfect colour match to her 'skin-tone'.
She is beautifully dressed and ready to display in a delightful antique outfit of the correct era. Her clothes are in extremely good condition and have been carefully and correctly laundered and pressed prior to listing. She is wearing antique white cotton 'onisies' combinations, a vintage white cotton ruffled-neck pinafore-style under-dress, another vintage white cotton pintucked pinafore-style under-dress, and a veryprettyfull-skirted antique white broiderie-anglaise underskirt. Her beautiful antique white cotton dress has long sleeves, delicate antique lace trim, a hand embroidered bodice, a very full pintucked skirt with a broad cream coloured antique crochet/lace sash fastened around the waist. Her sashis adorned with acharming scarlet silk ribbon rosette and little black antique/vintage black luctite floral button. She also wears a delightful long antique cream collar, and a pretty antique crocheted cream-coloured shawl. Hercream satin shoes are trimmed with scarlet silk rosettes, brass beads and fasten at the front with antique black silk ribbons (her shoes have been made especially for her). Her scarlet silk and cream lace bonnet is truly delightful and dates from circa 1880. Her black curly mohair wig is fastened with an antique-style black and white check, red loveheart patterned ribbon. As a finishing touch she carries a pretty little vintage wicker basket trimmed with matching ribbon, antique crochet work pansies, little vintage style red paper flowers. All these items are included in the sale, of course.
~~~ THIS BEAUTIFUL BLACK DOLL IS IN SUPERB CONDITION ~~~
~~~ SHE IS CHARMINGLY DRESSED IN ANTIQUE CLOTHES ~~~
~~~ & READY TO DISPLAY IN HER NEW HOME~~~
If you require any further details or photos please don't hesitate to email me.
PLEASE NOTE:ALL U.K. AND WORLDWIDE SHIPPING/POSTAGE PRICES INCLUDE FULL TRACKING AND INSURANCECOVER. __________________
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Beautiful 17" Antique Black Simon & Halbig / Keramisches Werk Grafenhain Doll: $82