Make some space in the collection cabinet, lovers of early German dolls! Marked simply with a mold number, this antique closed-mouth German pouty character girl has been identified as a Hertel & Schwab 157! (Thanks, Edie!) She has an exquisitely molded closed-mouth pouty character expression, and stands on a Kammer & Reinhardt body, with her original wig.

***AND SHE IS AVAILABLE ON LAYAWAY! Give us a call anytime at 718-859-0901 to hear an in-hand description of her condition or to discuss layaway terms.***

She has a bisque socket head, with beautiful blue glass sleep eyes, painted upper and lower lashes, short feathered brown brows, and a closed pouty mouth, creating a sweet character expression. She stands at 14” on a fully jointed Kammer & Reinhardt wood and composition body and wears her original brown mohair wig, styled in two braids twisted into buns.

She is dressed in a sweet vintage pink organdy dress, printed with white flowers and dots, with white organdy sleeves and a ruffle at the collar, with lace trim on the sleeves, a little ribbon rose at the collar, and a green ribbon sash with a pink ribbon rosette at the waist. Underneath, she wears an antique white cotton half slip and pair of pantaloons, both with lace trim. On her feet, she wears a pair of white rayon socks and sage green oilcloth shoes. On her head is an antique white cotton bonnet, with Swiss dots and lace trim, and a pink bow at the center of the brim.

MARKS: 157 / 1 1/2

CONDITION: Generally Excellent! The bisque head is fabulous, with no hairlines or cracks, or other chips or restoration, with excellent quality molding and painting of a sweet pouty character face. The original glass eyes sleep well, but the eyelids are missing paint. The wood and composition body is missing its varnish, which is typical for early Kammer & Reinhardt bodies, but is in great condition otherwise, with minor and expected age wear. The costume is good, with some age wear, and fits her well. Overall, this is a fabulous girl who will have you smiling as soon as you open up the box she comes in! Don't miss out on this outstanding beauty!

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Kathy Libraty's Antiques

Sweet 14” German Pouty Character Girl in Pink Organdy Dress and Original Wig

$1,995

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