This doll is simply stunning! Her Belton-type head has a flattened dome with three stringing holes. She is fully dressed in all-antique clothing and shoes. Her Sonneberg body is in very good condition. Layaway is always an option, but please contact me to discuss terms prior to purchase. Here are the details:
Head: Her bisque head has three stringing holes – the two smaller holes hold her string and the third larger hole is empty. Her face is extraordinary – with big brown paperweight eyes, beautiful painting, and a melancholy expression – she is very serious. Her mouth is closed with a wide space between her lips. This open space is outlined with a darker red accent line. I just love her. She wears a waist-length dark blonde French human hair wig. Her ears are not pierced. She is marked 46 – 7. She is likely by Gebruder Kuhnlenz. Examination: she has a few wig pulls on the upper forehead – one is typical size and the others are teensy specks. The large white spot near the rim is only a paint skip.
Body: Her original body is usually called Sonneberg-style. She has an anatomical composition torso, wooden upper arms and legs, and straight wrists. The lower arms have a light old repaint that is only revealed with a blacklight.
Clothes: She is wearing a really nice all-antique costume. Her blue wool dress has a low drop-waist, a double-breasted bodice (some missing buttons), and a pleated skirt. Underneath, she wears a cotton half-slip that closes with a single button and pantaloons that close with a draw-string. She wears nice cream-colored stockings and brown antique ankle-strap shoes. These are marked with initials in an oval, but the mark is illegible.