Rare German Porcelain Nymphenburg Doll with Sculpted Brown Hair

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19" (48 cm.) Porcelain shoulder head of adult lady with oval-shaped face,brown-sculpted hair softly-waved away from her face and captured by a sculpted white hair bow,sculpted ears,eyes sculpted gazing downward in a modest manner,heavily-modeled eyelids with black eyeliner,arched brown brows,aquiline nose,closed mouth with outlined very full lips,muslin stitch-jointed body,porcelain hands,nicely costumed. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 399W. Comments: from the series of Nymphenburg dolls created around the beginning of the 20th century,an aspect of the art movement in dolls at that time,the dolls owe an artistic allegiance to certain 18th-century wooden dolls of the creche genre,particularly in their humble downcast expression.
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