I’ve shown pictures of this doll several times, but she has not been formally introduced to you.
She is a 6″ (15.5 cm) all-bisque mignonette made by the German firm of Simon & Halbig (S&H). They produced many premium quality dolls and this surely is one of them. She is unmarked, but unmistakably S&H.
With her sweet face and shy smile, she charmed me. Her brows are delicately feathered and her face painting is perfect.
I can’t figure out how her deep, cobalt BLUE eyes were inset into her solid domed bisque head. It must have taken considerable skill. The neck opening is only about 1/4″ (6 cm) across. I truly don’t understand how her eyes were so perfectly set through such a small hole.
This BLUE-eyed blonde has a fabulous, triple-braided, mohair wig.
The wig is newer, but whoever made it was very skilled.
Her slender body and long limbs give her a child-like appearance.
She has painted, pale BLUE boots and white socks with BLUE bands. Even though her boots are painted one color, they have great detail, hinting at buttons and wrinkles at the ankle.
Like most antique all-bisque dolls, the soles of her boots are painted a golden yellow.
She is peg strung.
I’m pretty sure her dress is antique, even though it is partially machine sewn. It was possibly professionally made. It is aqua silk with loads of ruffled lace and silk ribbons to close it. She doesn’t own any under garments. I’m going to have to work on that.
The dress is lined with polished cotton.
I believe that I paid a fair price for her. I didn’t get a bargain, but, for once, I didn’t overpay either. Acquiring her required me to sell several other dolls, but I have no regrets.
She is part of my plan to form a small, but first-class collection of dolls who need lots of new clothes.
As I show you details about my dolls, you may notice some minor flaws. If the flaw is significant or adversely affects the doll’s value, I will point it out. If it is minor or hidden, I won’t. We’ve all heard the term “museum quality”. To me that just means that the flaws cannot be seen when the doll is displayed.