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Fleischmann and Blodel 13” Walking Body Doll

Fleischmann and Blodel 13” Walking Body Doll


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Directory: Dolls: Antique Dolls: Bisque: French: Pre 1920: Item # 1447808
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Very pretty girl by Fleischmann and Blodel, she is on her original walking body, not very often found. The body is a 5-piece body with straight legs and slightly bent arms. When her head is moved back and forth her legs move and the child playing with the doll could make her ‘walk’. Fleischmann and Blodel were known for making the animated toys. Her head is attached to a mechanism so it can be moved from side to side only when she ‘walks’, therefore, her head can never be tilted. She is an adorable, happy child with a creamy bisque and nice rendered with set glass blue eyes, feathered brows, lots of painted lashes. An open smiling mouth expose little teeth. She retains her original, soft, mohair, blond wig and pate and shoes. She is wearing a pretty vintage organza type dress with pleats and a row of rosettes along the big collar with vintage undies underneath that almost fit to accommodate the big bottom the walkers dolls have. She is in good condition considering her age and use; this was a doll that was played with so there are some repairs on the original body but she has all fingers and toes and moves very well. The body has been nicely touched up and repainted. The bisque is lovely with one very tiny, faint hairline on the top left side of her crown, hard to see even when her head is lighted. It is above 2 dark ink marks that come out with further cleaning. All unseen under the wig. She and all of her clothing and wig have been hand washed so she is clean and ready for play or display. Walker bodies in this size by this doll maker are harder to find. She is marked on the back of her neck with a raised X and 4 beneath it, typical for Fleischmann. * More images are available upon email request
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