When I first saw this face, I fell in love! What a delightful expression on this beautiful doll. She is an exceptional example of the Sonneberg 1005x model. Those tender lips and her sparkling blue set eyes are masterfully depicted in a squat round face with a healthy blush. The overall expression is simply timeless and priceless. Add to that her original Sonneberg body and her gorgeous blue couture frock and you've got an award winner! If you are particularly fond of German Girls for the French Trade (and honestly, everyone should be!) then snap up this lovely rare character child before she is gone. We absolutely adore her.
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She has a bisque socket head with sky blue set eyes, painted upper and lower lashes, brown feathered brows, a closed mouth with accented lips, and pierced ears. She stands at 14” tall on her original straight-wristed wood and composition Sonneberg body, and wears a lovely light blond mohair wig.
She is dressed in a lovely modern-made dress, in a light periwinkle blue, with a smocked bodice, a dropped waist, two tiers of pale pink lace covering the skirt, white lace trim at the sleeves and collar, and pink and blue ribbon rosettes at the collar, waist, and sleeves. Underneath, she wears an antique white cotton half slip with a lace hem, and a matching set of antique white cotton pantaloons and a chemise, both with scalloped lace trim. On her feet are a pair of white knit socks and modern-made sky blue leather shoes. On her head is an antique bonnet in cream-colored silk with a gathered brim, covered in lace overlay with pale pink and pale green ribbons, and pale pink ties; in her ears are a pair of earrings with clear teardrop-shaped glass beads.
CONDITION: Excellent. Her bisque head is perfect, free of any cracks, chips, hairlines, or restoration, with excellent modeling and painting depicting a sweet face; there is a faint pouring line, which is inherent and hardly noticeable. Her original set glass eyes are aligned well in the head. Her original body retains much of its original shiny finish, with some areas of wear and repair, particularly to the knee joints. Her costume is in great condition, and fits her well. WOW! Tuck her in a little corner of your heart and love her forever!
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