|Description||Girl doll. Bisque porcelain head with glass eyes and a light brown wig in a tightly woven bun. Cloth body with bisque porcelain lower limbs. Marked on the shoulders "S & H / 1160". Made by Simon & Halbig, Germany. Overall height is 8 inches.|
|Acquisition||Gift of Mrs. Charles Beekman Bull|
|Ownership and History||
The clothing on this dolls appears to have been homemade, perhaps by a child or young girl: it is nicely sewn, but the hem is turned up on the outside of the skirt, and the bodice appears to have been sewn together while already on the doll, because much of the stitching is on the outside. The bodice was also stitched to the skirt while on the doll, which is somewhat unusual construction.
Simon & Halbig's "S&H" mark with the "&" in the center came into use in 1905, and dolls similar to this were still being advertised as late as 1916.
Research suggests that this doll may have been produced as part of a Little Women series.
|Maker||Simon & Halbig|
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