German Bisque Closed Mouth Child Doll, Model 719, by Simon and Halbig

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22" (56 cm.) Solid domed bisque socket head, blue glass inset eyes with spiral threading, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, brushstroked brows, accented nostrils, closed mouth with outlined lips, pierced ears, brunette mohair wig, French composition and wooden fully-jointed body, antique costume. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: S 13 H 719 Dep (head) Bebe Jumeau Diplome d'Honneur (body) . Comments: Simon and Halbig, circa 1890, for the French market. Value Points: rare early model of Simon and Halbig with beautiful luminous bisque, splendid spiral-threaded eyes.
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