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VERY RARE WALKING ANTIQUE CHINA HEAD DOLL - Auyoperipatetiko See original listing
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This is the amazing and very rare “walking”, autoperipatetiko antique china head doll.   This doll was probably made by the Alt, Beck, and Gottschalck Company in Germany around 1862.  I found a  reference to these dolls in the book, German Porcelain Dolls, 1836-2002, page 72.

Her head is china featuring the flat top hair style.  Her eyes are blue with eyelid liner and corner dots.  She also has nose dashes and rosy cheeks – all signs of a very well painted doll.  Her hair has a white center part with little wear.  Her mouth is small with a bow shaped upper lip and a white line between the lips.  Her clothes are sewn on, however I cannot see or feel any chips, cracks or repairs to the shoulder plate.  Her arms are leather with defined fingers.

She is attached to a heavy cardboard skirt with a place to insert the key to wind her up so that she can “walk”.  The key is missing, however I used a small pair of pliers and gently turned the mechanism and the feet moved. 

Her dress is sheer and she wears a half slip with a lace trim on the bottom.  The dress is not hemmed at the bottom and shows some minor fraying.  She has a turquoise ribbon around her waist with fringed ties in the back.  There is a spot on the back of her right sleeve, but overall her dress is in wonderful condition.

The bottom reads – “Patented July 15th, 1862   Also in Europe 20 December 1862”.  She stands 11” high – the perfect cabinet size.

This is a wonderful old doll that would be the show piece of any collection!   I have a very reasonable reserve for this unusual, special doll.  

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