This doll is simply stunning! Her Belton-type head has a flattened dome with three stringing holes. She is fully dressed in all-antique clothing and shoes. Her Sonneberg body is in very good condition. Here are the details:
Head: Her bisque head has three stringing holes – the two smaller holes hold her string and the third larger hole is empty. Her face is extraordinary – with big brown paperweight eyes, beautiful painting, and a melancholy expression – she is very serious. Her mouth is closed with a wide space between her lips. This open space is outlined with a darker red accent line. I just love her. She wears a waist-length dark blonde French human hair wig. Her ears are not pierced. She is marked 46 – 7. She is likely by Gebruder Kuhnlenz. Examination: she has a few wig pulls on the upper forehead – one is typical size and the others are teensy specks. The large white spot near the rim is only a paint skip.
Body: Her original body is usually called Sonneberg-style. She has an anatomical composition torso, wooden upper arms and legs, and straight wrists. The lower arms have a light old repaint that is only revealed with a blacklight.
Clothes: She is wearing a really nice all-antique costume. Her blue wool dress has a low drop-waist, a double-breasted bodice (some missing buttons), and a pleated skirt. Underneath, she wears a cotton half-slip that closes with a single button and pantaloons that close with a draw-string. She wears nice cream-colored stockings and brown antique ankle-strap shoes. These are marked with initials in an oval, but the mark is illegible.