Rare German Bisque Child,719,by Simon and Halbig with Closed Mouth

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23" (58 cm.) Bisque socket head,small blue glass eyes with paperweight effect,dark eyeliner,painted lashes,thick brush-stroked brows with decorative glaze,accented eye corners and nostrils,closed mouth with primly set outlined lips,pierced ears,brunette mohair wig,early composition and wooden fully-jointed body with attached ball-joints and straight wrists,antique cashmere wool dress with silk ribbons and lace collar,lace bonnet,undergarments,shoes,stockings. Condition: generally excellent,tiny eye rim flake at inner left eye. Marks: S 13 H 719 dep. Comments: Simon and Halbig,circa 1886,the early closed mouth model was registered in that year. Value Points: rare model enhanced by most endearing expression and lovely bisque.
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