Early Parian Lady - by Conta & Bohme
This German doll was made in the porcelain factory in Possneck, Germany.  The company was making dolls from 1800 -1931 and was well known for its high quality of dolls.
This doll has an outstanding head with her hair in rolled curls for bangs and then has a blue ribbon holding back a set of rolled curls across the entire head that extends to the back of the neck. The wisps of hair at the temple, her well defined facial features and her pierced earrings certainly add to the quality of the doll. She is dressed in her original lacey blouse and long blue and black netted skirt with cotton trim at the bottom in black and white. I love the black fitted velvet jacket with lace trim which I think was added later. She has white porcelain detailed hands and porcelain legs with flat shoes painted black. She is wearing her original underclothing of a petticoats and pantaloons. (see in the last photo). This doll is a great addition to any large scale dolls' house of her period.
 

Measurements: 10" tall

Circa: 1860
Price: $950

 

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