Monday, April 12, 2010

Antique Bisque & Compostion Character Baby Doll by Hertel Schwab

Antique teddy bears are my real passion, but every once in awhile I find a doll that appeals to me. That was putting it mildly with this guy, spotted at an antique show yesterday. A bisque headed character baby on a composition body,  he was made in Germany by Hertel Schwab around 1910-1912.  He has blue glass sleep eyes, his original soft mohair wig, and an antique doll's christening gown and cap. He measures about 8 1/2 inches tall in his sitting position, and I thought the tiny Schuco bear was the perfect companion for him.

This close up reveals the beauty of his face sculpt and painting. He even has a little dimple in his chin...

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