Antique Heubach Koppelsdorf Bisque Doll
This pretty cabinet sized Heubach Koppelsdorf child is in such a beautiful costume- just look at those ruffles! Someone's got a party to go to! Circa early 1920s, this is a nice example, with a really pristine Kidolene body.
15" tall, she is perfectly
proportioned, and her head, in this small size, is quite finely and delicately
modeled. She is marked
on the back of her shoulderhead "Heubach Koppelsdorf 275.9/0"; there is probably more underneath the kidolene body. She really has a lovely and very well
painted head i,on a deep shoulderplate, with her original working threaded deep blue glass sleep eyes; these are particularly well matched. She has a delicately painted pink open mouth
with porcelain teeth, and a wee dimple in her chin;
of note are her well rounded cheeks with their painted pink blush; dust and dirt to crevices. She has a small 1/8" diameter factory-done circle of white near one ear where the pink paint 'bubbled' during firing; this is smooth and is not seen when the wig is on. She has both upper and lower lashes painted- these are very long for such a small doll- and fashionably thin singlestroke brown eyebrows, and faint red eye and nostril dots. No chips or cracks to head.
Her wig is a replacement, but a nice one, with long blonde curls, and it suits her well. Her original kidolene and bisque hand body is in quite good condition, with little signs of wear; some small repairs to knees done long ago. Her pink bisque hands are quite nicely done, and have no chips or cracks.
She wears a sweet 1950s era costume of pink dotted swiss with beautiful inset lace, and a matched set of white cotton pantaloons and petticoat. Her black patent leather shoes and white socks are older, probably c1940s or so.
All in all, a really pretty child- from way back when German dollmaking was at its pinnacle!
Please check our other auctions, as we have a small but select group of other vintage items and antique dolls up for auction this week!
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