The rare Simon & Halbig 949 model is highly-treasured among doll collectors the world over. That distinctive, finely-modeled face is stunning, with blue glass eyes, accompanied by a cute early open mouth with square-cut upper teeth. Her finely painted and modeled features bring her pale complexion to life, graced with loose curls from her blond human hair wig. She's adorned in a lovely costume, dripping in lace! She's in outstanding condition as well, with a near-mint bisque head, and her beautiful original wood and composition body. This beautiful girl demands your attention and love -- do not hesitate to make her your own!

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She has a bisque socket head with blue glass sleep eyes, painted upper and lower lashes, feathered light brown bros, an open mouth with six square-cut upper teeth, a dimpled chin, and pierced ears. She stands at 22” on her original fully-jointed wood and composition body, and wears a dark honey blond human hair wig, styled in curls with bangs.

She is adorned in a sweet vintage frock, with a pink cotton long-sleeved bodice with white broderie anglaise overlay, white lace trim at the sleeves, and a large triangular white cotton capelet collar decorated with tucks and copious lace trim, with a small antique white enamel bow brooch; the skirt is pink cotton with a two-tiered white cotton and lace trim overskirt. On her head is a matching bonnet of pink cotton overlaid with white broderie anglaise, two white lace ruffles across the brim, and a large pink ribbon bow. Underneath, she wears an antique white cotton half slip and pair of pantaloons, both with lace trim. On her feet are a pair of white knit socks and antique white leather boots. In her ears are a pair of earrings with faceted clear glass and faux pearl beads.

MARKS: S 13 H / 949 [back of head, incised]

CONDITION: Excellent. The bisque head is free of any hairlines, cracks, chips, or restoration. Modeling is crisp and the painting is sharp and delicate, indicative of particular care by the manufacturers. The blue glass eyes sleep well, and are aligned well in the head. The original wood & composition body has some age wear, but retains much of its original shiny finis. The costume is excellent, and fits her well, with a beautiful presentation and some minor age-related wear. This is a fantastic girl, deserving of your attention!

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Kathy Libraty's Antiques

Darling Rare 22” Simon & Halbig 949 in Lacy Dress

$1,850

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