Made in Germany - 1890s. Bisque Head / Composition Body - Stands Approx.18" Tall - Marked: "SH 1079-8 DEP. " This sweetheart is a lovely 18" Simon & Halbig 1079 "Dolly Face" from the early-to-mid 1890s.
Her painting is nicely done. She has brown set eyes and a curly light-brown human hair wig. She is wearing a very pretty deep purple velvet drop-waist dress with velvet sash and mother-of-pearl buckle. A lace ruffle around neck and cuffs, and earrings in her pierced ears, complete the elegant look. Handmade lace socks and high two-tone buttons shoes add a lovely touch to her outfit.
And, of course, she comes with her little hand-woven basket with faux purple flowers. Beautiful antique condition -- from a non-smoking environment. No issues found with the bisque after careful examination. The composition body is in good condition with some age cracks and chipping. The varnish on it has darkened and yellowed due to age but still displays nicely.
As mentioned, she has set eyes. As you'll often see with old blown-glass eyes, the brown irises are very slightly different in size from each other, which you can see on close examination.
See the closeup of her face. But she is ever-so-lovable for her uniqueness! IMPORTANT: Besides the noteworthy issues mentioned above, EXPECT any antique doll (bisque/composition/leather/china/wood) to ALSO have: (1) SIGNS OF AGE - for example: toned/crazed/chipped composition, minor wig pulls, loss of "hair" lashes on bisque heads, not-so-tight stringing, etc.(2) MINOR CONSERVATION WORK by previous owners/collectors - for example: reset eyes in most cases! , repairs to wig, repairs to clothing, touch-ups on composition/finish/paint, etc. Any MAJOR issues -- hairline crack, total repaint, etc.
- would be itemized above, but these normal age/conservation details are not. They are to be expected. I'LL BE GLAD TO ANSWER. Provided it's rated the same (or faster) than the service you chose. If you live in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, or U.
Message me to see whether there may be a cheaper alternative using Priority Post -- depending on the size and value of your parcel. And provided the items can travel safely in the same box. (opens in a separate window/tab)... Where you'll find more top-quality antiques/collectibles/artwork/dolls/and more! Significantly not as described: A.What was stated in the listing. As often happens, it's the few bad apples out there who ruin it for the rest of us. Not knowing what they're doing.
And then, when they realize they've ruined the doll, they return it saying it was defective. BUT HAVING SAID ALL THAT.. I do bend over backwards, attempting to disclose any noteworthy condition issues I can find or think of. But these are antique and vintage dolls -- so, please understand that they won't be in brand-new condition. There will always be some minor indication of their age, and it would be impossible to itemize every single pinhead-size stain on the outfit, or hairline scratch on the body.
Please expect these types of conditions with old dolls. IT CONTAINS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION. The item "Antique 1890s 18 Simon & Halbig 1079 Dolly Face German Bisque-Head Doll" is in sale since Monday, December 20, 2021.
This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls, Clothing & Accessories\Dolls & Doll Playsets". The seller is "saddlemountain" and is located in Newark, Delaware. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.