ANTIQUE PAINTED BISQUE HEUBACH KOPPELSDORF “BREATHER” – 320 MOLD – 18″ HEIGHT
This antique doll was made by the reknowned firm of Heubach Koppelsdorf in Germany and would date to around the 1920 era. She measures in height approximately 18″ and is painted bisque. Her mold number is 320 and her markings are clearly incised on the back of her head.
Overall she is in lovely condition with a painted bisque socket head. The facial colouring is lovely but she has paint missing from where a previous owner removed her original wig and this is commonly found. Her blonde wig with ringlets is a replacement as is her pate and of course covers this missing paint. She has no damage to the head.
She has her original blue glass sleeping eyes and has her eyelid wax intact. She has “breather” holes in her nose and an open mouth with 2 upper teeth and a tongue behind. She may have had her red lips touched up but it is hard to tell.
She is on her original 5 piece body that is in good, played with condition. There are marks as expected from a doll of this age and chips to the ends of her fingers. Her stringing is good.
She comes wearing a gorgeous vintage pale pink frock with flowers that is lace trimmed and has a matching bonnet. Underneath she has a petticoat and some matching pants (some wear to the pants), antique socks and later tie up brown shoes.
She is all ready to display and will just need her wig and pate re-attaching using PVA glue (water based) as her head has been stuffed to protect the eyes in transit.