A rare Simon & Halbig 1388 bisque head smiling character doll
Lot 76
A rare Simon & Halbig 1388 bisque head smiling character doll
Sold for £8,750 (US$ 13,733) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare Simon & Halbig 1388 bisque head smiling character doll A rare Simon & Halbig 1388 bisque head smiling character doll A rare Simon & Halbig 1388 bisque head smiling character doll
A rare Simon & Halbig 1388 bisque head smiling character doll
The fine and deeply moulded head with weighted blue glass eyes, painted lower lashes and real upper lashes, raised and feathered eyebrows and open smiling mouth with a row of moulded upper teeth, laughter lines and pronounced chin, long auburn wig with cream bow and on a fully jointed wood and composition body, wearing a white cotton layered dress, underclothes, socks and shoes, incised 1388, Germany, Simon & Halbig, S&H, 12, 66cm (26in) tall.

Footnotes

  • With her smiling character face and finely painted features this wonderful doll is one of the rarest of the S&H moulds, a pinnacle of achievement for doll artists in Germany at this time.
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