Here I have a very unusual, but sweet German Bisque Mechanical Walking Doll to offer. She is 16” tall and on her Original composition walker body. The red velvet shoes are the walking mechanism with the wheels on the bottom of the shoes, that makes the doll walk. The doll is key wound on one side, and comes with its Original key (see photo). The dolls bisque head is marked only #10 and is Belton type (see photo). The head has no hairlines, cracks, chips and is damage free. The face is beautiful and has peaches and cream complexion. She has beautiful blue spiral threaded paper weight eyes, full blushed cheeks, full closed mouth, painted brows, lashes, pierced ears and a dimpled chin. Her wig is replaced. She is wearing antique pantaloons, and dress. The dress is a little big and needs to be altered, which I will leave up to the buyer, as I don't sew.
This doll is very different, and I have never seen another one like her. She is a beautiful doll and comes on her original walker body which actually WORKS. As she walks, her body swivels side to side, while one arm goes up and down. Key winds easily. It's hard to believe this doll still works, since she's c.1900s. She's a wonderful and unique doll, could possibly be a closed mouth Kestner, and would be a nice addition to any antique doll collection. Stand goes with doll.