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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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Sonneberg 136 Child

22 1/2"
Stunning and Jumeau-like

SOLD
With all the grace of a French bebe Jumeau, this spectacular doll from Sonneberg, Germany, ca 1884, looks like she just bloomed in a field of flowers with her translucent, pale bisque, blue glass eyes, closed mouth with white space between her apricot-colored lips, pierced ears, and soft, rosy cheek shading.  She has an antique human hair wig in ribbon-tied pigtails and her French type body is fully jointed including the wrists.
Her dress of flowing white, mesh-like cotton is scattered with a soft spray of violets, accented with a lavender silk ribbon and a straw, wide-brimmed hat with applied spring flowers.  Plenty of undergarment layers boost her skirt to its fullest proportion to finish off her ultra-feminine presentation.  Not an easily found mold, this sweet, lovely 136 girl would be right at home displayed with French bebes along with her German sisters.

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