German Bisque Closed Mouth Child, 949, by Simon and Halbig

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26" (66 cm.) Bisque socket head with elongated facial modeling, large blue glass inset eyes with darker blue outer iris rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked and feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette human hair wig, Sonneberg composition and wooden fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Condition: generally excellent, body retouched. Marks: S 15 H 949. Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1890. Value Points: the closed mouth child has very expressive features enhanced by gleaming complexion, antique costume and bonnet.
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