Antique Miniature Dolls / German Bisque-Head Mignonette by Simon and Halbig - Ref P379C
A lovely bisque socket head doll on five-piece paper-mache body, open mouth with tiny teeth, brown glass sleep eyes, original mohair wig.
The head is marked 1078, Simon Halbig, S & H, Germany, 3/0.
This mignonette turns her head when her legs are moving. This is an innovation deposed at the end of the 19th century. The body is marked Breveté S.G.D.G..
The doll is presented playing with a metal hoop on a wooden base. Doll is 7 7/8"(20 cm) tall.
Excellent condition for bisque head. Very good condition for the body.
Germany. Circa 1895.