Heinrich Handwerck Simon & Halbig Doll

Name:  Heinrich Handwerck Simon & Halbig Doll

Made by and When: Heinrich Handwerck Simon & Halbig, ca. late 1800s to early 1900s

Material:  Bisque, papier-mâché ball-jointed body

Marks: (On the head) Germany / Heinrich / Handwerck / Simon & Halbig

Height:16 inches

Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black braided mohair wig, brown glass sleep eyes with painted upper and lower eyelashes, open mouth with four upper teeth, pierced ears

Clothes: Wears a reproduction dress with a matching kerchief made from a red cotton print, antique petticoat, pantaloons, black and tan leather shoes, and drop earrings

Other: According to Dollreference.com, “Handwerck’s bisque doll heads were designed by Handwerck, but produced by Simon & Halbig.”

Gallery (Images and description courtesy of liveauctioneers.com and Alderfer Auction.)


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