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Object Name Doll
Description Large female child bisque head doll with composition body wearing pale blue dress and straw hat. Was named Victoria by owner.

Doll has mouse brown (real?) hair that falls just past shoulder length. The hair sewn onto fabric that is then glued to head (a repair?). The moveable blue eyes are sleeping eyes - opens when standing closed when lying down. Eyelashes are attached to the eyes and are also painted on the face. Eyebrows are painted on the face. Doll has open mouth with four upper teeth showing, lips are painted orange with dimple in chin, pale complexion with rosy cheeks.

Marking on back of head "K Star R Simon & Halbig 403" so made by Kammer & Reinhard between 1920 and 1932 ( see notes) . The K star R are hidden under the repair but can be faintly seen if the repair is gently lifted. Head is bisque.

The body is composition with ball joints at shoulder, elbow and wrist on the arms and at hip only on the legs.

Doll wears light blue nylon? long sleeved dress. Dress has synthetic frill and lace across the bodice and falls straight to feet with synthetic frill at hem. Dress has rough hand stitching and machine overlocking and looks as if a baby's dress has been reworked to fit the doll. Doll also wear matching blue petticoat from waist to feet made in the same way with lace at the hem and also matching blue bloomers to the knee. Doll also wears a white cotton shift that may be original - hand sewing very neat. Doll wears white nylon honeycomb pattern socks to the knee and brown vinyl tie on shoes. Large straw hat has pale blue chiffon scarf round centre.

Note found with doll "Victoria c 1900 purchased 1976" Date may not be accurate.
Date 1932
Year Range from 1920
Year Range to 1932
Catalogue Number 2010/161.01
Dimensions W-15 L-63 cm