ANTIQUE 1900s GERMAN "FANNY ELSLEER" HALF DOLL PIN CUSHION. The doll was made by the Goebel Company from their Historic Series.
The doll was listed in their Historic Series as model 103 named "Fanny Elssler di Wiener Tanzerin, 1830" honoring the famed 19th century Viennese ballerina. Arms and hands extended outward demonstrating the pieces' delicate craftsmanship. The figurine has rosy cheeks, blue eyes, and blond curls. Her hair is held in a bun with an intricate ribbon. In her hair are a string of blue and red beads adorned with pink and yellow flowers.
The doll sits atop a light brown pin cushion, held on by a green ribbon. On the front of the pin cushion are decorative roses made of cloth and wire. Impressed on the base of the doll is a crown symbol and WG initials. These markings indicate the doll was produced by Goebel post-1900. The doll is 4.5 inches tall and 2.5 inches wide.
The pin cushion is 4.5 inches tall and 5.5 inches wide. The doll is in very good condition. Light residue in the crooks of the dolls arm and hair piece. The pin cushion is in fair condition. The cushion's color is faded and it is fraying at the top.
The doll is only loosely tied to the top of the cushion. Please see pictures as they are considered a continuation of this description. The item "ANTIQUE 1900s GERMAN FANNY ELSLEER GOEBEL HALF DOLL PIN CUSHION" is in sale since Sunday, March 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Porcelain & China".The seller is "ssbantiques" and is located in Rockville, Maryland. This item can be shipped worldwide.