Antique Dolls






Well, I shall first of all have to admit to having a special fondness for these very sweet dolls.  I was lucky enough to inherit two dolls from Great Aunts, and one was a Max Handwerck.  She is in fact very similar to this little girl.  They are not common dolls, and whilst I suppose relatively simple dolls in their design, they do have a special look.  Their heads have a distinctive shape, quite slim and with a particular cut to their eyes.     This dear doll is in super condition, her head is perfect with no cracks, chips or restoration and her body is in similarly fine condition.  She was obviously cherished by her original owner.  She measures about 17.5 inches tall.  She is of course on a fully jointed body, which retains it`s sheen.  She has one tiny little white spot to her right cheek which would have been done just before firing.  Nothing much at all, but mentioned for accuracy.  She would date from around 1905.

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Her wig is amazing with very thick mohair, of course original to her, as is the little bow in her hair.  Her dress is made from a very fine woollen material, and is beautifully made, with amazingly fine stitches throughout and smocking to the yoke.  She has a little matching bag which is suspended from her waist.  She also has a blue hand knitted vest, drawers, a woollen half petticoat and a cotton half petticoat on top of that.  Her lovely hat just frames her face and finishes her "look"nicely.  Her brown shoes and socks suit her so well, but are not original to her.  She has brown sleep eyes, open mouth with  upper teeth, and her pretty face is nicely painted.  She has finely painted feathered eyebrows.  This doll is being offered at a particularly good price, so do not delay if you like dolls with very little playwear and in such overall super condition.   You will notice below one photo showing the doll with two collections of glass charms - these are NOT sold with her, but are available separately on my website in the Minatures and Accessories section if you wish to take a look! Layaway is possible on most dolls.  Do ask if you have any queries.

This pretty MAX HANDWERCK doll, is SOLD