22″ ANTIQUE HEUBACH KOPPELSDORF 300 SERIES CHARACTER BABY – BEAUTIFUL DOLL!
This is a beautiful antique character baby doll. She is German made by the reknowned firm of Heubach Koppelsdorf and a 300 series character baby. She measures in length approximately 22″. This doll would date to the early 1900’s.
Her bisque socket head is free from any damage and she has beautiful high colouring to her blushed cheeks. She has her original blue glass sleeping eyes with her “real” upper eyelashes intact and she retains her eyelid wax. Her eyebrows are multi stroked and she has delicately painted upper and lower eyelashes as well as the usual red accent dot in the corner of each eye and her nostrils. She has an open mouth with 2 upper teeth and a red tongue behind and a little dimple in her chin. Her wig is original to her but now sparse from age but still gives a good coverage and her pate is also original. I have lifted the back of these up to stuff the head to protect the eyes in transit. Her makers marks are clear on the back of her head.
She is on her original bent limbed baby body made from composition with a non working ma-ma in her back. The body is in good condition and strung well. She retains the red outlines to her fingernails and all her fingers are intact. There are a couple of areas towards the bottom of her legs that have had an old re-paint but are hidden under her clothing. She has a non-working ma-ma.
She comes wearing a vintage cream baby’s frock trimmed with lace with some embroidery and ribbon trims. It is in nice condition with only 1 small hole that I could see and does up with buttons down the back. Underneath she has a vintage white petticoat with some holes in it and could do with replacing. She also has knitted cream undies and a matching vest and bootees. She also has an antique bonnet lined with a silk material (the silk is in aged condition and “shredding”) and the ribbons to the bonnet have been replaced. It has been beautifully made and would date to around the 1900’s era like the doll.
This gorgeous character baby is just ready to display and a beautiful addition to any collection.