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.