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Simon Halbig 1358

$4950.
Rich brown coloring of bisque, ethnic molded features and extra personality are the hallmarks of this loved Simon Halbig character child (13 1/2"), the 1358 mold.  She was warm brown sleep eyes, and open mouth with full lips and exposed teeth, her original and voluminous black mohair wig, pierced ears and a fully jointed composition body that nicely matches her bisque color (scuff to big toe of left foot).  Her original outfit of multi-layered cotton in whites and red is finished off by an apron that sports two handy pockets.  Her warm bisque coloring is even and smooth, with three very tiny wig pulls hidden above her left forehead, under the wig.  Cabinet-sized gem.

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Sonneberg Circle Dot Bru

$3450.
The remarkable ability of the German doll makers to replicate the theatrical flavor of the French is so evident here with this 23" Circle dot Bru inspired German bebe.  She has pale, pale bisque as a palate for her huge, brown paperweight eyes, open-closed mouth with molded teeth, accentuated upper lip, heavy brows and flowing eyelashes, and she wears an extreme, long blond mohair antique tail wig with four extensions.  The crown of the head has a uniquely shaped cut with her original cardboard pate cut in the same pattern.
Her chunky, French type body is high quality with straight wrists and provides the perfect silhouette for her French, fuchsia silk party frock with luxurious pleating.  Her wire framed bonnet of lace and fuchsia silk is a simple but bold accessory, perfect to frame a face so full of character.  The Bru type dolls were made by several firms including Kestner, Kuhnlenz and Alt, Beck and Gottschalk, all of which seemed to be inspired mostly by the Circle Dot face.

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Simon Halbig 1079

$295.

The Alsatian region of France on the very northeastern tip is known for its headwear that is an oversized black bow, with black ribbons that stream down her back, along with her two blond mohair braids.  The signature black, red and white theme of the European folk costumes is evident and the ornamental bodice of her pinafore is quite ornate.  She is all original except for her shoes, has brown glass eyes, on open mouth with teeth, and a fully jointed composition body.  8 1/4" tall.

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Marie

18"
Kammer and Reinhardt

SOLD

K*R beloved mold 101 German character called “Marie” with excellent molding, painted blue eyes, even and smooth bisque, original blond mohair wig and fully jointed composition body with “Handwerck” mark in red on the rear right hip.  There is some wear to the hands and the body has lost most of its original varnish, but the overall condition is very nice, with the typical soft, pink patina still glowing. Her antique white outfit is of superb quality, with the undergarments being just as lovely as the dress.  Antique leather shoes and socks, and a flowery antique straw bonnet accessorizes her.

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Kammer and Reinhardt 101

 SOLD
A very soulful example of the K*R 101 mold, or "Marie" as she is known, due to her unusual brown painted eyes.  She is a serious girl with her full and pouty lips, a popular persona of the early 1900 Kammer and Reinhardt character children, who were actual sculpted portraits of real children in the family.  Her coloring is strong and even with a pink tinge and she has an antique, rusty brunette wig that hat lots of volume and length.  15" Tall.

Her K*R wood and composition body is in wonderful original condition and fully jointed.  Her white cotton dress with lace inserts, cotton undergarments, and caramel colored leather shoes are all antique.  She like to add some extra flavor by flaunting her blue and white striped antique stockings!

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