Name: Large Heubach-Koppelsdorf #399 Character Baby
Made by and When: Heubach-Koppelsdorf, 1920s
Material: Bisque socket head, composition body
Marks: The head is incised Heubach-Köppelsdorf / 399·6·D·R·G·M / Germany
Height: 20 inches
Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Painted non-texturized black hair, brown glass sleep eyes with painted upper and lower eyelashes, closed mouth with full red-painted lips
Clothes: Original grass skirt
Other: Made in Germany, circa 1920, the HK 399 mold was used for Black dolls only. The 20-inch size is rare. The brown painted bisque fully domed socket head is on a five-piece body. Offered by LiveAuctioneers, the numbered hangtag indicates the doll’s item number.
Gallery (Images and description courtesy of liveauctioneers.com and Dotta Auction Co., Inc.
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