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Simon & Halbig Kammer & Reinhardt 53 FLIRTY EYES Doll 21 Fur Trimmed Coat & Hat

Simon & Halbig Kammer & Reinhardt 53 FLIRTY EYES Doll 21 Fur Trimmed Coat & Hat

Simon & Halbig Kammer & Reinhardt 53 FLIRTY EYES Doll 21 Fur Trimmed Coat & Hat

Simon & Halbig Kammer & Reinhardt 53 FLIRTY EYES Doll 21 Fur Trimmed Coat & Hat

Simon & Halbig Kammer & Reinhardt 53 FLIRTY EYES Doll 21 Fur Trimmed Coat & Hat

Simon & Halbig Kammer & Reinhardt 53 FLIRTY EYES Doll 21 Fur Trimmed Coat & Hat

Simon & Halbig Kammer & Reinhardt 53 FLIRTY EYES Doll 21 Fur Trimmed Coat & Hat

Simon & Halbig Kammer & Reinhardt 53 FLIRTY EYES Doll 21 Fur Trimmed Coat & Hat

Simon & Halbig Kammer & Reinhardt 53 FLIRTY EYES Doll 21 Fur Trimmed Coat & Hat

Simon & Halbig Kammer & Reinhardt 53 FLIRTY EYES Doll 21 Fur Trimmed Coat & Hat

Simon & Halbig Kammer & Reinhardt 53 FLIRTY EYES Doll 21 Fur Trimmed Coat & Hat

Simon & Halbig Kammer & Reinhardt 53 FLIRTY EYES Doll 21 Fur Trimmed Coat & Hat

Simon & Halbig Kammer & Reinhardt 53 FLIRTY EYES Doll 21 Fur Trimmed Coat & Hat

ANTIQUE SIMON & HALBIG KAMMER & REINHARDT DOLL Lovely Dolly Face with RARE Flirty Eyes. Bisque Socket Head with Composition Body 21 inches. Wonderful Fur Trimmed Coat & Hat Lace Adorned Dress. BACKGROUND This doll was produced by the effort of two of the great early German doll factories owned by Kammer & Reinhardt and Simon & Halbig. Ernst Kammer, the doll artist of the partnership of Kammer & Reinhardt, most likely designed this doll’s head, which was then produced by Simon & Halbig. This business arrangement began after 1902. In 1908, Kammer & Reinhardt trademarked the names “The Flirt” and “Der Schelm”, and in 1910 a Butler Brothers catalog featured flirty eye French-jointed sleeping dolls. (Source: Simon & Halbig Dolls, The Artful Aspect by Jan Foulke). MARKINGS Her head is marked “Simon & Halbig KR”, along with the size number 53 at the base of the neck. This marking, which does not include a mold number, was used for Kammer & Reinhardt’s dolly face dolls, according to Jan Foulke. HEAD This beautiful old doll has a charming bisque face with a creamy pink complexion, rosy cheeks and orangey-red lips, which. Are enhanced by her charming open mouth smile with four white teeth. She even has a faint little dimple in her chin. She has blue flirty and sleep eyes, along with. Finely painted upper and lower lashes and feathered eyebrows. Her soft curly blonde wig looks lovely with her complexion and her attractive outfit. The wig appears to be fairly new. BODY Our flirty lady has a composition body, which is jointed at the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips and knees. It has been repainted. All of her joints are working, and she holds a pose pretty well. CLOTHING Our wonderful K&R wears a very stylish soft textured (slightly velvety) coat, which is lined and which has white fur trim on the collar and sleeves. She also sports a fur trimmed hat with a netting on top and a spray of long, black feathers on one side. We perched the hat on her head for our photo session, but adding a hat pin would be a good idea. Under her coat, our dolly wears a satiny, pleated, lace-trimmed dress. Both the dress and coat seem old but probably not antique. Under the dress, we find a charming cotton chemise with lace at the hem, an embroidered flower at the collar and the initials “N C” stitched toward the bottom (see photo #7). Antique lace-trimmed bloomers and newer shoes and socks complete the ensemble. SIZE Our lovely lady measures 21 inches. No flaws that we could see on the face and the rest of the head. The wig is a bit fly-away. The flesh color on her eyelids is gone – see photo #7. The body has been nicely re-painted and is also in fine shape. There is some wear at the hip joints and a little paint loss on the fingers. There are some very minor spots and surface scratches in a few places. The coat is in very good condition, as it is hat, except that some of the netting on top is torn. The dress has a couple of stains on the back but is otherwise in very good condition. The undergarments, shoes and socks are all in very good condition. We will include a doll stand. Please review our photos, as we consider these a part of our description of condition, and feel welcome to ask questions. This fashionable lady, dressed for a night on the town, is absolutely charming when she looks at you from one side or the other. She’s a show-stopper! We will be listing these dolls and other doll and dollhouse items over the next few months. We are looking forward to finding homes for our newly acquired treasures! We have some truly wonderful offerings, and there will be something for everyone. Be sure to check back often to see our newest additions. BILL N PEG’S INTERESTING THINGS. We offer beautiful things, vintage things, trendy things, unusual things, nostalgic things, amusing things, collectible things, all of them: interesting things! WHAT DO WE SELL? This isn’t a specialty shop because we are interested in all kinds of things. At Bill N Peg’s, you will see an ever-changing selection. You never know what you will find! In some cases, we will require Signature Confirmation for certain items costing less. The added charge could be more for unusually heavy or large items. When it weighs less, we also offer First Class International as an option. Please be aware that Priority International packages can be tracked while still in the United States, and they can be insured. First Class International cannot be insured, and so the customer assumes a risk for this less expensive choice. The item “Simon & Halbig Kammer & Reinhardt 53 FLIRTY EYES Doll 21 Fur Trimmed Coat & Hat” is in sale since Monday, March 4, 2019. This item is in the category “Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Antique (Pre-1930)\Bisque\German”. The seller is “bill.peg” and is located in Baldwin, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Modified Item: No
  • Custom Bundle: No
  • Non-Domestic Product: No
  • Doll Gender: Girl Doll
  • Doll Size: 21 in
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
  • Brand/Artist: Kammer & Reinhardt